Ruling Montenegrin party wins local polls

Ruling Montenegrin party wins local polls

The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS of Montenegro won in most municipalities in local elections on Sunday, May 27 “amid numerous irregularities and reports of violent incidents”, BIRN wrote.

According to the preliminary results DPS’s head Milo Djukanovic, secured an absolute majority in the capital Podgorica for the first time in almost 20 years. The Socialists proved strong and improved in performance in most municipalities however in five of the they will need to form a coalition and work together will political colleagues.

The DPS spoke of a “great victory” in the polls, adding “that the results confirm the party’’s domination and the public’s commitment to the country’s EU path.”

So far, numbers show that the DPS will hold 32 out of the 61 seats in Podgorica’s local parliament. “The opposition Democrats and URA Movement will have 17 seats and the coalition of the Socialist People’s Party and the Democratic Front will hold eight.”…. / IBNA

Main Photo (File): Milo Djukanovic addresses audience after the 2018 presidential elections