Those who elect the Parliament Speaker on 7 November will also constitute new government

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Negotiations on constituting a new government in Montenegro should be completed by Monday, 7 November, when Parliament’s inaugural session is to be held in Cetinje.

The Democratic Party of Socialists – DPS (36 seats) is negotiating on coalition government with BS (two seats), HGI (one seat), SD (two seats) and Forca (one seat).

DPS PM candidate, Dusko Markovic, finished the first consultation round with representatives of minority parties and the Social Democrats (SD). According to him, they did not discuss specific positions in the government and who would occupy them.

After the meeting with representatives of the SD, the Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) and the Albanians Resolute coalition, Markovic told reporters that the talks were not completed, but that he was satisfied.

“We discussed political principles, agreement on forming a coalition government after the elections. The other things will happen when the legal requirements are met”, Markovic said, referring to the fact that the president shall officially task someone with forming the government.

However, everything must be clear before the Parliament session on 7 November.

“Those who elect the Parliament Speaker and Deputy Speaker on 7 November will also constitute a new government”, analyst Srdja Vukadinovic told CDM.

There are four items on the agenda:

1. State Election Commission’s report on the general elections results;

2. Electing the Speaker of Parliament;

3. Determining the number of Deputy Speakers of Parliament and their election;

4. Election of the chairman and members of the Parliament’s Administrative Committee.

As announced, MPs for the Key coalition, the Democrats and SDP will not attend this session.

“Even if the opposition boycotts the session, it will not affect forming the government or appointing Parliament Speaker and Deputy Speakers, since a simple majority of 41 MPs is needed for them to be elected”, Vukadinovic said.

On the other hand, the Democratic Front (DF) appealed to the Constitutional Court against the SEC’s decision on declaring the final elections results because, as stated in the explanation, the elections were not held in conditions which allowed citizens to freely express their will.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro