Montenegro: Krivokapić announced government reshuffle, Democrats satisfied

Montenegro: Krivokapić announced government reshuffle, Democrats satisfied

The proposal of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapić, on the reconstruction of the Government is a good basis for further negotiations in order to resolve the current political situation in the country as the citizens expect, said the MP and Vice President of the Democrats, Vladimir Martinović. He added that scheduling a session of the Parliament of Montenegro on burning issues must be a matter of agreement of all constituents of the parliamentary majority.

In the morning program of the Television of Montenegro, Martinović expressed satisfaction with the Prime Minister’s position on the government reshuffle.

“We have said before that we will support if the Prime Minister considers it necessary to strengthen the Government, reconstruct and, if it is a majority agreement, that Democratic Montenegro will not be part of the problem but part of the solution. I am satisfied in principle with this with the statement and position of Prime Minister Krivokapić, because these are good starting points to start further negotiations in order to resolve this situation as the citizens of Montenegro expect,” Martinović pointed out.

According to Krivokapić’s proposal, which he presented on Tuesday night, the Government will have three vice presidents after the reconstruction, and the departments that proved to be extensive in terms of their functionality will be divided in accordance with the agreement between the Prime Minister and the parliamentary majority.

He said that the agreement of the holders of the three electoral lists, signed on September 8 last year, was the starting point for strengthening political stability and accelerating the reform process.

“Reconstruction of the Government, on previously defined bases, implies the fact that the next parliamentary elections will not be held before the regular deadline, i.e. in 2024,” Krivokapić said.

Krivokapić said that during that time, the Government and the parliamentary majority would work rapidly on Montenegro’s accession to the European Union and other planned reforms to strengthen economic prosperity and legal security of citizens.

He stated that the political subjects that constitute the government and the Government put a moratorium on all issues that do not have a broad social consensus and deeply divide the Montenegrin society.

“After the election of the Prosecutorial Council and the reconstruction of the Government, the Assembly will give priority to all legal acts proposed in the procedure by the Government,” Krivokapić said.

As he said, the Government will have three vice presidents, while the current deputy prime minister will be the first deputy prime minister and all vice presidents will also be line ministers.

Krivokapić stated that, according to these principles, proposing a vice president is an autonomous right of the prime minister.

“Departments that have proven to be extensive in terms of their functionality will be divided in accordance with the agreement between the Prime Minister and the parliamentary majority,” Krivokapić added.

He added that during the formation of the new departments, care will be taken to ensure that they are in the function of realizing the European agenda of Montenegro as soon as possible.

“Candidates for new ministers are proposed by the Prime Minister after consultations with the parliamentary majority, especially taking into account last year’s agreement between the holders of the three electoral lists, competence and gender equality,” Krivokapić concluded.