Date: March 20, 2023 Time: 03:04:42
“After processing 69% of the ballots, and these are the results that we can consider preliminary, Milo Djukanovic is winning 35.3% and Jakov Milatovic 28.8%,” said Andrija Mandic, director of the Monitoring Center. (CeMI).
The candidates significantly lacked voter support to overcome the barrier of 50% of the votes needed to win the Montenegrin presidential election.
Andrija Mandic, a candidate for the Coalition for the Future of Serbia, which advocates the preservation of normal relations between Montenegro and Serbia and Russia, received even less – 19%.
In 2020, Djukanovic’s party, Montenegro’s longtime leader, failed in parliamentary elections and faced accusations of corruption. This led to a protracted political crisis in the country, the consequences of which have not yet been fully localized.