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  • Germany
    Sunday Dec 2, 1990

    Angela Merkel

    Political career begining

    Germany
    Sunday Dec 2, 1990

    In the German federal election of 1990, the first to be held following reunification, Merkel successfully stood for election to the Bundestag in the parliamentary constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen in north Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She has won re-election from this constituency at the seven federal elections held since then.Almost immediately following her entry into parliament, Merkel was appointed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to serve as Minister for Women and Youth in the federal cabinet.




  • Colombia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Colombian conflict

    The Elections For a Constituent Assembly of Colombia

    Colombia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    The M-19 and several smaller guerrilla groups were successfully incorporated into a peace process as the 1980s ended and the '90s began, which culminated in the elections for a Constituent Assembly of Colombia that would write a new constitution, which took effect in 1991.




  • Serbia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Kosovo War

    Multi-party elections were held in Serbia

    Serbia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Multi-party elections were held in Serbia on 9 and 26 December 1990 after which Milošević became President of Serbia.




  • Croatia
    Friday Dec 21, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    The SAO Krajina

    Croatia
    Friday Dec 21, 1990

    On 21 December 1990, the SAO Krajina (Serbian Autonomous Oblast of Krajina) was proclaimed by the municipalities of the regions of Northern Dalmatia and Lika, in south-western Croatia. Article 1 of the Statute of the SAO Krajina defined the SAO Krajina as "a form of territorial autonomy within the Republic of Croatia" in which the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, state laws, and the Statute of the SAO Krajina were applied.




  • Croatia
    Saturday Dec 22, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    The new constitution

    Croatia
    Saturday Dec 22, 1990

    On 22 December 1990, the Parliament of Croatia ratified the new constitution, which was seen by Serbs as taking away rights that had been granted by the Socialist constitution.




  • Slovenia
    Sunday Dec 23, 1990

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    A referendum

    Slovenia
    Sunday Dec 23, 1990

    On 23 December 1990, Slovenia held a referendum, which passed with 88.5% of overall electorate supporting independence (94.8% of votes cast), with a turnout of 93.3%.




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