Abazović: Montenegro did not have opposition unity in 2016

Abazović: Montenegro did not have opposition unity in 2016

The opposition should set two requests- electoral reform and a caretaker government or the boycott of the elections will ensue, said the leader of the Civic Movement URA Dritan Abazović, adding that the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) stands no chance in free elections.

Asked to assess the relations in the opposition and if it could threaten DPS in the next elections, Abazović told Mina Agency that political differences within the opposition are not unknown to the countries that chose pluralism.

“We did not have opposition unity in 2016, but DPS was defeated and saved itself by the so-called failed coup, buying off the votes for the Social Democrats and giving away the votes to the Croatian Civic Initiative in Žabljak and Pljevlja”, he said.

Abazović said that the opposition must better set its priorities. According to him, if the opposition would agree to come forward with two requests – electoral reform and a caretaker government, or boycott of the elections, the situation would be easily resolved.

Asked to comment on the events in the Electoral Reform Committee, he wished the opposition all the luck in working off that body and added that for URA that form is insufficient and just a cosmetic change of the democratic processes.

According to Abazović, the energy among the people is perhaps not that high as it was last spring, but many affairs happened in the meantime and dissatisfaction among the citizens is as high as it was several months ago, and should be channelled in the right direction./ibna