Milo Djukanovic's DPS claims victory in Montenegro presidential election

Veteran Djukanovic wins Montenegro presidential election-projection

Founded in Montenegro are casting ballots in a presidential elections, with Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic expected to win following this past year, his celebration defied Russian Federation and required the modest Balkan state into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Djukanovic won 54 percent of the ballots, securing a victory in the first round and avoiding a runoff, according to results released by the independent Center for Monitoring and Research.

Djukanovic, a former prime minister and the country's dominant politician, and the Democratic Party of Socialists have ruled Montenegro for almost 30 years. President Filip Vujanovic, also of the ruling party, was not running due to term limits.

Mr Bojanic said Mr Djukanovic "cannot be the solution because he is the creator of the instability and chaos that we witness in the streets of Montenegro".

But for the 620,000 people in Montenegro, their votes may have been swayed by what work prospects are offered by the candidates rather than ties to the West or Russian Federation.

The opposition says Djukanovic has ties to the mafia, an accusation he has denied.

On Sunday Bojanic said he voted to "put an end to the reign of an autocrat who wants to turn Montenegro into a dictatorship".

Organised crime has cast a shadow over the campaign after 20 people were killed by assassinations in the street or auto bombs over the last two years.

Djukanovic's election team earlier announced his victory.

IPL Cricket: Roy inspires Daredevils to extend Indians' misery
MI were left to rue the last five overs of their innings with the bat as they could only post 36 runs off them. He made a big statement in the fifth over by scoring 21 runs including two big sixes off Hardik Pandya.

That Extra Glass of Wine Might Take 30 Minutes Off Your Life
Unlike overall mortality's seven drinks a week, there wasn't a clear cutoff between lower alcohol intake and lower disease risk. Researchers also looked at the association between alcohol consumption and different types of cardiovascular disease.

A cold, damp Sunday forecast for Long Island
After the cold front, the weather will be much cooler Monday as highs will struggle to reach 70. Highs will reach the low to mid 50s in the west and the mid 40s to low 50s in central Kansas.

"I understand this election result as a confirmation of Montenegro's evolution to achieve European values, European standards and full membership in the European Union", Djukanovic said before opening a bottle of champagne.

The former prime minister, who has also served one term as president, can count on the support of the Croatian, Albanian and Bosnian minorities, which make up 15 percent of the electorate.

Monitoring agencies have confirmed Djukanovic's election win.

Low salaries and unemployment at above 20% means the debate over the West versus Russian Federation is not the main concern of many Montenegrins.

For Djukanovic, however, the choice between Brussels and Moscow is crucial to Montenegro's development.

But he has toned down the anti-Russian rhetoric, saying he wanted "normal relations with Russia if it is prepared to do the same".

The state election commission said turnout at 7.30 p.m (1730 GMT), half an hour before polling closed, was 61.6 percent.

Montenegro's presidency is a ceremonial post, but is expected to become the real seat of power in the country if 56-year-old Djukanovic is confirmed as the victor.

Related News:

  • Malaga vs Real Madrid Preview

    Malaga vs Real Madrid Preview

    Real Madrid will be hoping to return to winning ways when they head to the bottom of the table Malaga on Sunday evening. Málaga have only won one of their 33 meetings vs Real Madrid in La Liga (D8 L24), 3-2 at La Rosaleda in December 2012.
    Former US First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health

    Former US First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health

    She was being treated by bronchitis and the nation's 41st president was being treated for pneumonia. Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN.
    Neymar reveals when he will return from injury

    Neymar reveals when he will return from injury

    The 26-year-old Brazilian has been sidelined since late February, when he cracked the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. But the Brazilian recalled a special interaction during his first season at Barca.
  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics: Game 1 Prediction, NBA Playoff Odds

    Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics: Game 1 Prediction, NBA Playoff Odds

    So far, not even the Celtics and their league-best defensive rating have truly had an answer. Rozier hit a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left, presumably a game-winner.
    Establishment Launches Anti-Brexit Campaign 'People's Vote' to Overturn… the People's Vote

    Establishment Launches Anti-Brexit Campaign 'People's Vote' to Overturn… the People's Vote

    Actor Stewart said in a media interview Sunday that if people voted to reject the exit deal, Britain would simply stay in the EU. Asked what he would say to people who voted for Brexit, he told the programme "what we are doing is in their benefit".
    Unnao rape case: CBI arrests woman who took girl to MLA Sengar

    Unnao rape case: CBI arrests woman who took girl to MLA Sengar

    Shashi Singh, 52, was questioned at the CBI's Lucknow office before her arrest. "I gave resignation on moral values". There has been growing anger against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.
  • Dalit woman accuses Panvel resident of rape

    Dalit woman accuses Panvel resident of rape

    Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, is charged in the shooting death of Pamela Hutchinson of Bradenton, Florida. Police found the accused clone killer's white 2003 Cadillac Escalade ditched at a park near Hutchinson's apartment.
    Kim Kardashian held Khloe's leg as she gave birth

    Kim Kardashian held Khloe's leg as she gave birth

    The saga opened inside a party bus, where mylar balloons spelled out "Class of 98" and "MHS" over a leather banquette. Just last month, Kim reminisced on Snapchat by posting photos of herself from high school.
    Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

    Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

    The father of rape victim, who levelled rape allegation against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar , died in judicial custody on Monday. Earlier on Tuesday, the brother of Sengar was arrested by the police.
  • LeBron notches 20th playoff triple-double but Cavs fall in Game 1

    LeBron notches 20th playoff triple-double but Cavs fall in Game 1

    He made six 3-pointers, swiped the ball from James on two occasions and more than doubled his previous playoff scored high of 15. Cavs #live streaming online and televised game coverage on Sunday afternoon as the two Eastern Conference foes battle.
    Canada embraces #jerseyday in support of Humboldt

    Canada embraces #jerseyday in support of Humboldt

    On April 6, the Humboldt youth hockey bus was traveling to a playoff game when it collided with a semi in Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 people, including the driver.
    Narendra Modi woos Dalits, tribals in Maoist-hit Bijapur

    Narendra Modi woos Dalits, tribals in Maoist-hit Bijapur

    He was accompanied by CM Raman Singh. "Bijapur is among the 115 aspirational districts identified in January this year". Earlier, he launched India's first wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat in Chhattisagrh.


Most liked

Students, workers statewide to practice tornado drills during Severe Weather Awareness Week
As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity. It's also how many tornadoes there were in the state past year , according to the National Weather Service .

Girls lacrosse roundup: Threatt, Kakuk lead Old Mill over North County
Mason Stadium on Tuesday, when it hosts Saint Anselm College for its Senior Night game at 7 p.m. Virginia ran away with the game after, scoring six unanswered goals in seven minutes.

New US sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russian Federation
He vacillated the next day after being criticized for telegraphing war plans and insisted that no final decision had been made. The measure - proposed by Russia, a key Syria ally - only got three votes: Russia, China and Bolivia.

US envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russia
Trump has made clear he wants to withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops involved in the anti-Islamic State campaign in Syria. The U.S. goal was to break the Syrian alliance with Iran and Russia , Glass said.

Swansea City delighted by the return of Ghana star Jordan Ayew
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal believes "Champions League emotion" at the Liberty Stadium can help his side's survival bid. Liverpool hung onto the draw and the match ended with many wishing Everton had shown more enterprise earlier in the game.

Harry and Meghan choose engagement photographer to take their wedding pictures
The royal wedding is only five weeks away. "And if his fiancee Meghan Markle joins him, they would want her too". Asked what hope she holds for the couple's union, Ms Greer's prediction was bleak.

Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free
Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2 in September of 2016, so the oldest models at this point are around 19 months old. Only 42mm-sized models are eligible for free repairs , which includes the Sport, Edition, Hermès, and Nike+ variants.

Knicks' Porzingis: Focused on rehab, not coaching search
He coached the Hawks for six seasons, reaching the postseason in his final three years there, winning two playoff rounds. However, they struggled through a disappointing 2013-14 campaign and Woodson was offered as a scapegoat.

Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg
He picked up an assist both nights filtering a ideal pass from behind the net to Stastny for the eventual game-winner. The Wild is in an 0-2 hole heading into Sunday's Game 3 of its first-round playoff series with the Winnipeg Jets .

Epstein & White Financial LLC Buys Shares of 316 Amazon.com, Inc
Comerica Fincl Bank reported 114,024 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. 26,200 were accumulated by Garrison Bradford Associates. It worsened, as 31 investors sold SBGI shares while 73 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes.

Trinity softball splits doubleheader against Our Lady of the Lake University
Those contests include divisional Hall (0-1), divisional Conard (0-2), Glastonbury (3-1), Rockville (0-2), and Farmington (0-2). Kendall Sanford struck out 15 in seven innings, and allowed four runs (three earned), five hits and seven walks for AFC.

October box office collection day 1: Varun Dhawan's film earns 5.01 crore
Bankrolled by Rising Sun Films & Kino Works, " October " is scripted by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi. Ever since he made his debut with Student of the Year in 2012, Varun Dhawan has not seen a box office failure per se.

Kim Jong-un of North Korea Fetes Chinese Envoy as Ties Warm
China is North Korea's strongest economic and military ally, but their relationship cooled after Beijing joined sanctions past year .

Famed US lawyer burns himself alive to protest global warming
Buckel's self immolation led to passerby's expressing shock and horror upon coming across the man's charred corpse. The Times reports that one of the cases Buckel spearheaded, Nabozny v.

Bayern Munich president hits back at Eintracht Frankfurt over Niko Kovac signing
When asked about his successor, Heynckes said: "Niko Kovac is a good choice, he is doing a very good job at Eintracht Frankfurt ". Kovac had a deal through June 2019 with his current club.