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Djukanovic Selected to Return as Montenegro’s Prime Minister

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s president has asked controversial ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic to once again become the nation’s prime minister. President Filip Vujanovic announced the appointment of the former president and prime minister Friday after Mr. Djuknovic’s candidacy was put forward by his Democratic Party of Socialists, or DPS. The party won the former Yugoslav republic’s parliamentary […]

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Montenegro Ruling Party Wins Election

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s ruling coalition has won the most votes in Sunday’s parliamentary election. An unofficial tally by CEMI, a non-government election monitoring group, shows the center-left Democratic Party of Socialists, led by veteran politician Milo Djukanovic, won 46 percent of the vote. That gives them 39 out of 81 seats in the future parliament with 95 […]

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Montenegro Ruling Party Set to Keep Power

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s ruling coalition has taken a strong lead in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Exit polls show the center-left Democratic Party of Socialists, led by veteran political Milo Djukanovic, won 46 percent of the vote, which would extend their 20-year hold on power in the former Yugoslav republic. The exit polls showed the lead opposition Democratic Front […]

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Montenegro Rulers Set to Keep Power

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Montenegro votes Sunday to choose a government that will lead European Union entry talks for the tiny Balkans country. The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists is expected to keep its grip on power despite a deep economic crisis. Opinion polls indicate the DPS could win 47 percent of the vote – well ahead of opposition […]

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Montenegro Police Arrest Suspect in Reporter’s Attack

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Montenegro say they have detained a man suspected of severely beating a journalist last week in an attack that has drawn international condemnation. Police said Tuesday the reporter, Olivera Lakic, identified a 29-year-old man as the attacker. He was arrested late Monday. Lakic, a journalist with the daily newspaper Vijesti, was hospitalized with […]

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OSCE Condemns Attack on Montenegro Journalist

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is condemning the recent attack on a journalist in Montenegro. Olivera Lakic, a journalist with the daily newspaper Vijesti was beaten by unknown assailants outside of her home late Wednesday, leaving her hospitalized with a concussion. In a statement Thursday, OSCE representative Dunja Mijatovic said the attack […]

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Montenegro Police Nab Pink Panthers Suspect

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegrin police have arrested an alleged member of the Pink Panthers gang of international jewel thieves. Police identified the suspect Monday as Igor Jocic, a Serbian citizen. They arrested him as he tried to cross the border into Montenegro. The international police force, Interpol, says the Pink Panthers have robbed stores of more than $360 […]

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