The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has separate heads of state and government. By 1991, however, the central government had disintegrated and the national Communist party, under its old framework, had been dissolved. In late 1991 Slovenia and Croatia, having declared themselves separate nations, were accepted as such by the European Community. In Montenegro, the old-line Communist government was forced from power by large-scale street demonstrations in January 1989. Montenegro aligned itself with Serbia in the creation of a new Yugoslav federation in May 1992.