Montenegrin assembly to take first step in forming new government

President Milo Đukanović, who also leads the Democratic Party of Socialists DPS – currently the largest opposition party – hinted that his party could be a part of the government. [Shutterstock/smith371]

Forty-six deputies decided they would hold a session on 28 April to elect the assembly’s president, the president and members of the country’s 43rd government – a first step in forming the new government that may even have a majority in parliament.

President Milo Đukanović, who also leads the Democratic Party of Socialists DPS – currently the largest opposition party – hinted that his party could be a part of the government.

However, Prime Minister-designate Dritan Abazović failed to gather 49 MPs, accounting for 60% of deputies, which would give the government a comfortable majority.

Preparing for early elections would thus be one of the main aims of the new government.

Acting Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić asked Assembly Speaker Strahinja Bulajić, who is reported linked with Russian intelligence SVR, to schedule a parliamentary session for 5 June to elect a transitional government. However, such a decision will likely not be backed by enough deputies.

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