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BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Prime Minister Milka Planinc told parliament Monday that Yugoslavia's austerity measures may pull the country out of a serious economic crisis by the end of 1986.

The federal government early this year formally introduced what it described as the first stage of an economic stabilization program.

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Mrs. Planinc, 59, admitted her government was late in working out the exact details of the economic stabilization programthat was intially adopted by the federal parliament last July.

But she said the country was on its way to economic recovery, announcing that for the first time in many yers, Yugoslavia last year achieved a balance of payment surplus of $300 million. In 1982, the country had a $1.6 billion deficit.

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