PM to stand down after inconclusive general election


The man who has run Montenegro almost continuously since 1991, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović, is to stand down following the general election on 16th October when his party failed to gain a majority.

In the election the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) took 36 of the 81 seats in the Parliament of Montenegro but is struggling to find a coalition partner whilst Milo Đukanović remains in place. Last year there were protests at his continuing role as prime minister and his determination that the country should join NATO.

The Prime Minister is expected to be replaced by his deputy, Duško Marković.

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