“In the local elections held on Sunday, November 26, in four Montenegrin municipalities, the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) won the most seats. Whereas Djukanovic’s DPS will rule alone in the next four-year period in Mojkovac and Petnjica, it will have to seek for a coalition partner in Cetinje and Tuzi, where the party failed to acquire the absolute majority of votes.

Jovana Marovic, Executive Director of the Politikon network, a Podgorica-based think tank, a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), notes that the results were not what was in focus. Rather, the elections were marked by an “exceptionally tense and brutal campaign and atmosphere during the Election Day culminating in Cetinje.” (European Western Balkans)