Djukanovic Set to Win Montenegro Presidency

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

Djukanovic, who has previously served as president and prime minister, faced off several other candidates. He announced his comeback last month.

Surveys indicate Djukanovic can win over 1 / 2 of those votes and also prevent a runoff.

About 530,000 voters were eligible to vote in the election.

"Djukanovic is the new president of Montenegro. there will be no second round", DPS leader Milos Nikolic told journalists at party headquarters.

The Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), the ruling party of Montenegro, declared victory of their leader Milo Djukanovic in the presidential elections on Sunday, who promised to continue to pursue country's future membership in the European Union (EU).

Mladen Bojanic was Djukanovic's main rival, having been put forward by the leading opposition party, the Democratic Front, which prefers closer ties to Russian Federation and accuses Djukanovic of both nepotism and corruption.

The opposition accuses Djukanovic of being linked to the mafia, which he denies.

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt
In Pembroke and across the County of Renfrew, people of all ages donned jerseys at school or at work as they proudly shared their support across social media.

The country has also been marred by organized crime, with about 20 people killed by assassinations or auto bombs over the last two years.

Because the military alliance was joined by Montenegro in December, the vote Sunday is your initial.

Earlier in the campaign he accused Djukanovic of being "the creator of the instability and chaos that we witness in the streets of Montenegro". Djukanovic challenger will be Mladen Bojanic, backed by resistance groups, for example types that are pro-Russian.

For Djukanovic, however, the choice between Brussels and Moscow is crucial to Montenegro's development.

The EU in its 2016 country progress report told Montenegro it should continue its efforts to reduce organised crime, in particular on human trafficking and money laundering, and also noted the problem of global cigarette smuggling through the port of Bar.

But for the 620,000 people in Montenegro, their votes may have been swayed by what work prospects are offered by the candidates rather than ties to the West or Russian Federation.

The last turnout figures, one hour before the closing of the polls, was 58.5 percent, down from the 2016 elections.

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