Montenegro – Parliamentary election

Montenegro held early parliamentary elections yesterday. The term of parliament was shortened on 27 January and an election called the next day.

The election has returned the coalition headed by Milo Djukanovic, who has been either president or head of government since 1991!

Southeast European Times reports that Prime Minister Djukanovic’s Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) with its coalition partners – the Social-Democratic Party, Bosniak Party and Croatian Civil Initiative – have won 47-49 of the 81 seats in parliament with Balkan Insight reporting that the coalition won just over 50% of the vote.

South East European Times also reports that the Socialist People’s Party won approximately 16.2%, the New Serbian Democracy party about 9% and the Movement for Changes around 6.1%.

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