NGO to be included in the dialog

Representatives of non-governmental sector will be included in the parliamentary dialogue on electoral legislation, said the President of the Parliament, Ranko Krivokapic at the international conference “Civil society decides?”

At the conference organized by the Centre for Development of NGOs (CRNVO), NGO representatives have criticized the attitude of institutions, in particular the Government, towards the civil society participation in working groups, with the assessment that, even where they were present the opinion of their representatives was often marginalized and overruled.

Goran Djurovic from the Coalition of NGO Cooperation for Success pointed to the statement by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, in which, as he said, the Prime Minister said that there would not be participation of NGOs in the process of confidence in the electoral process.

Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said that Djurovic misinterpreted the statement.

“The Prime Minister did not talk in the sense of not wanting the NGOs in the process of tracking, monitoring, and even support for the creation of conditions for the implementation of the election legislation, but he disagreed that NGOs participate in the political dialogue, because it is not an area for them,” said Markovic.

Krivokapic said that the NGO sector will surely to be included in the parliamentary dialogue.

“The NGOs will certainly be included. I made the deal and insisted during the constitution of the Working Group of the parliamentary dialogue that non-government sector be present with their written proposals and physical presence,” said Krivokapic.

He said that not much time remained, about 15 days, for the first steps, until the next parliamentary dialogue of the party presidents.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro