Montenegro: Government will not comprise only experts, says Krivokapić

Montenegro: Government will not comprise only experts, says Krivokapić

PM-designate for the composition of the new Montenegrin government Zdravko Krivokapić pointed out that they were working on the revival of the state, in which everyone’s participation was essential in order for Montenegro to finally become an exemplary state in the region and beyond.

“At this moment, we are interested in work, order and responsibility. We will find a way to best activate the work in the state administration, and anyone not willing to do their job will have to bear the appropriate consequences”, said Krivokapić.

Krivokapić announced that a new government would be formed by November 10th or 11th.

“We don’t have much time and we should get the new government going by the 10th or 11th, in order to start managing the numerous issues that have arose”, Krivokapić added.

He reiterated that there were going to be experts appointed in key positions in the government, as well as individual politicians.

“It is impossible for the government to be composed solely by experts, however the politicians who will make up the government will have to show expertise in the departments they lead”, Krivokapić stated.

He refrained from revealing who would be placed head of the security services, although he pointed out that the post should be left to a professional.

“The time has come for that sector to focus exclusively on the security of Montenegro and its citizens, to include a competent professional who does not think party-wise and does not serve one man”, Krivokapić argued.

Meanwhile, according to rumors, people close to Krivokapić and the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral are exerting pressure on the new prime minister-designate to establish his own party as soon as possible. Several sources close to managerial structures of the new ruling majority have confirmed for Dnevne Novine daily that it is only a matter of time.

According to the reports, the political organization would be named the Christian Democratic Party and would cherish close ties with the Metropolitanate, in the footsteps of many other European parties who preserve strong connections with churches in their countries. Krivokapić’s basic political motive lies in his desire to leave the Democratic Front (DF), as their opinions diverge on many matters.

However, Krivokapić first needs to form a new government.

“Mr Krivokapić’s top priority is to form a new, functional government. It won’t be easy having in mind the number of constituents and different program principles”, a source close to the new prime minister-designate told Dnevne Novine daily.

In case he decides not to establish his own party, which is unlikely to happen, Krivokapić would be one of the few European prime ministers not running his own party.

It is a well-known fact that the coalition ‘For the Future of Montenegro’ does not exist as a united bloc in Parliament. The Movement for Change has suddenly opted for the pro-Montenegrin and pro-Western policy and has broken away from the Democratic Front. Now, the Movement for Change have their own caucus comprising five MPs. The Socialist People’s Party (SNP) has also established its own caucus.

On the other hand, the DF caucus has been set up, including the NSD, the DNP, the PCG, the RP and the UCG, and will be the strongest in the parliament after the Democratic Party of Socialists. However, according to media reports, it is evident that Krivokapić doesn’t have a single MP of “his own”. /ibna