First government without Đukanović’s DPS in 30 years

Following a three-day debate in parliament, Montenegro voted in a new government led by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić. [EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC]

Following a three-day debate in parliament, Montenegro voted in a new government led by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić.

It is the first government in the last 30 years without the participation of DPS (Democratic Party of Socialist, the successor of former Communist Party) led by President Milo Đukanović.

Of the 70 MPs present, from a total of 80, 41 voted in favour of the new government, while 28 were against and one abstained.

The US Embassy in Podgorica announced that it is looking forward to working with Prime Minister Krivokapić and his team to accelerate the reforms needed to join the EU. Krivokapić announced that the draft budget will be prepared by  20 December.

“Montenegro won’t be a Serbian state. Montenegro is and will always be an independent state,” said the new prime minister. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić congratulated Krivokapić.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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