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Presidential elections take place in Montenegro

Montenegrins elect a new president on Sunday. In the first round of elections, the current leader of the country, Milo Džukanović, has six competitors.

Mr Džukanović, 61, has been a dominant political figure in the country since the late 1990s. He led the country to independence from Serbia in 2006 and NATO in 2017. The pro-Western Mr Džukanović aims to bring the Balkan country into the EU.

After months of political blockade, Mr Džukanović dissolved parliament this week and announced new elections in June.

Opponents accuse Džukanović and his Democratic Socialist Party (DPS) of corruption and links to organized crime. Andrija Mandičius of the pro-Russian Democratic Front is seen as the strongest competitor to the country’s leader, who mainly performs representative functions.

Polls indicate that a second round of elections, scheduled for April 2, will be necessary.

Source: The Delfi





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