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Skupstina (Parliament)
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Parliament name (generic / translated) Skupstina / Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 16 October 2016
Purpose of elections The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic remained the largest force in the new parliament but, as before, did not obtain an absolute majority. The main opposition forces - the Democratic Front (DF) and the Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key, see note) - came second and third. They rejected the election results.

Following the elections, the Prime Minister announced that the DPS would form a coalition government with the Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD) as well as parties representing ethnic minorities, which would give the government a total of 42 seats in the 81-member Parliament. Mr. Djukanovic, who was serving a fourth term as Prime Minister, also announced the DPS would nominate Mr. Dusko Markovic as the new prime minister.

During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the country's relationships with the European Union, the Russian Federation and NATO. On the polling day, 20 Serbian citizens were arrested on suspicion of planning to assassinate the Prime Minister. The Special Prosecutor accused unidentified Russian nationalists of planning a coup attempt. The DF said that the coup plot was a fabrication and announced that it would boycott parliament and organize protests.

Note:
The Key coalition is led by Mr. Miodrag Lekic and comprises the Democratic Alliance (DEMOS, a splinter party of DF), the Socialist People's Party (SNP) and the United Reform Action (URA).
Date of previous elections: 14 October 2012

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: October 2020

Number of seats at stake: 81 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 1,120 (760 men, 360 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 32.1%

Number of parties contesting the election: 17

Number of parties winning seats: 9

Alternation of power: No

Number of parties in government: 5

Names of parties in government: Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS), Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD), Bosniak Party (BS), Albanians Decisively (FORCA - DUA - AA), Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 7 November 2016

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Ivan Brajovic (Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS)
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 116 October 2016
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
528'817
388'220 (73.41%)

Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS)
Democratic Front (DF)
Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key)
Democrats
Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD)
Bosniak Party (BS)
Albanians Decisively (FORCA - DUA - AA)
Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) 36
Democratic Front (DF) 18
Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key) 9
Democrats 8
Social Democratic Party (SDP) 4
Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD) 2
Bosniak Party (BS) 2
Albanians Decisively (FORCA - DUA - AA) 1
Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men
Women
Percent of women
62
19
23.46%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Sources:
Parliament (01.11.2016, 03.11.2016, 24.11.2016, 29.11.2016, 19.12.2016, 30.12.2016)
The State Election Commission (Drzavna izborna komisija): 30.11.2016
http://www.dik.co.me/izbori%202016/izlaznost-20h.pdf
http://www.ifes.org/sites/default/files/2016_ifes_montenegro_parliamentary_elections_faqs.pdf
http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/News/News-View-EN.asp?newsid=6379&cat=31
http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/245591?download=true
http://www.bbc.com
http://www.cdm.me/
http://www.balkaninsight.com

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