Montenegro: SNP calls for representation at top-tier civil administration positions

Montenegro: SNP calls for representation at top-tier civil administration positions

According to their percentage of participation in the government, the political parties of the new parliamentary majority should widely be assigned posts, said today Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (SNP) official Vasilije Lalošević.

Following a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Zdravko Krivokapić, Lalošević described the meeting as communicative and cooperative, adding that they were on the right path, that is, the path to Europe.

“I think that, after tomorrow’s meeting between the heads of parliamentary groups, according to their percentage of participation in the government, they should get a variety of seats”, said Lalošević.

Lalošević told the MINA agency that the SNP insisted that the amendments to the Law on Freedom of Religion be adopted by the end of December, the Law on Examination of the Origin of Property be proposed and that work on the Law on Lustration begin.

He stressed that the conclusions of the meeting dictated that the Government must definitely be formed on December 2 and that every effort shall be put in to dismantle “the regime that brought Montenegro where it is today”.

“We want equal opportunities for all in Montenegro, something that could solve a lot of problems, and it is in that context that this meeting was held”, Lalošević explained.

He noted that the SNP will nominate the best people and will do everything for which they fought in all previous years.

When asked what positions the SNP has set eyes on, Lalošević replied that it is too early to talk about it.

“After tomorrow’s meeting between the heads of parliamentary group, we will make a list and follow the legal regulations. The list is huge, there are about 300-400 positions”, said Lalošević.

He said the party has people who would cover responsible positions, but that at this moment it would be irresponsible to demand specific names.

According to unofficial information, the party is requesting for 12 directors in administrations (agencies), 4-5 ambassadorial functions, 30 directors of schools, five directors of hospitals or health centers, as well as five directors in public institutions. /ibna