Parliament to dissolve early
The Montenegrin parliament has opted to dissolve itself early and call fresh elections this year. Elections were due to be held in March 2013, but elections are now likely to take place in mid-October. The 81 seat Skupština Crne Gore voted with 47 deputies in favour so that a new government can go into EU accession talks with a fresh four year mandate.
The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and the Socialist People’s Party (SNP) coalition are expected to win the election comfortably. EUBusiness reports that the DPS is on about 44% with the SNP on 17% and other parties polling below 10%.
Earlier this month the parliament also voted Nebojša Kaluđerović, a career diplomat to be their new Minister of Foreign Affairs. He will also be responsible for European Integration.