Mogherini and Hahn on the elections: We look forward to swift formation of a new government

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Regarding the general elections that were held yesterday in Montenegro, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn pointed out that they look forward to the constitution of a new parliament, swift formation of a new government and to the continuation of Montenegro’s stable path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.

As they said, Montenegro is well advanced in its EU accession process and the months ahead must be used to deepen and speed up political and economic reforms, particularly on the rule of law, where we want to see an ever stronger implementation record.

“The people of Montenegro voted in parliamentary and local elections yesterday, in a calm and orderly manner and under a reformed legal framework. The elections were observed by local and international observers, accredited by the State Electoral Commission. The observation mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights assessed in its preliminary statement that the Parliamentary elections were held in a competitive environment and characterized by a general respect for fundamental freedoms, and that the positive changes observed demonstrate a genuine will to improve the process. Any cases of procedural irregularities observed need to be duly followed up by competent authorities and other shortcomings reported by the observers need to be addressed”, Mogherini and Hahn said in a joint statement.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro