Tudjman starts second term

President Franjo Tudjman, who led Croatia to independence from federal Yugoslavia, was sworn in for a second five-year term in office. "I swear upon my honour that I will carry out my duties to the benefit of all Croatian citizens," he said at a colourful open-air ceremony held in front of top state and church officials and foreign ambassadors in a packed central Zagreb square cordoned by police.

Reuters - Zagreb