Independance Day to be celebrated tomorrow

Montenegro will celebrate 21 of May – the Independance Day, when in 2006, we regained independance at referendum.

According to official results, 419,240 people or 86.5 percent of the total number of voters, voted at the referendum.

Montenegrin independence was supported by 230,661 citizens or 55.5 percent, and the joint state with Serbia was supported by 185,002, or 44.5 percent.

The Montenegrin Parliament previously adopted a law on the referendum, which was agreed with the recommendation of the European Union. For the success of the referendum, it was needed a support of 55 percent.

The referendum question was – Do you want the Republic of Montenegro to be an independent state with full international and legal subjectivity.

The Parliament of Montenegro, at the session held on March 2, based on the proposal of the President of the Republic Filip Vujanovic, decided that a referendum on the state status should be held on 21 May.

Slovak Frantisek Lipka was elected for the President of the Republic Referendum Commission (RRC). The right to vote in the referendum had citizens who, in accordance with the regulations of the elections, had the right to vote. According to the RRK right to vote in the referendum had 484 thousand and 718 citizens.

Formal reception on the occasion of Independence Day will be held tonight at Villa Gorica in Podgorica.

The reception, prepared by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, will attended representatives of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities, diplomatic corps, as well as guests from public and cultural life of Montenegro.

Assembly Speaker Ranko Krivokapic will lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos on Lovcen tomorrow.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro