Pro-West DPS wins Montenegro election, according to unofficial results

Montenegro’s pro-West ruling party has won Sunday’s parliamentary vote, according to unofficial results. The news came at the end of a tense day as police arrested 20 Serbian nationals on terrorism charges.

With nearly 100 per cent of the Sunday parliamentary vote counted, the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CEMI) has reported that the pro-West Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) in Montenegro has won 41.1 per cent of the votes (36 of the 81 seats in parliament).

The opposition Democratic Front has 20.3 (17), Kljuc (Key) 10.7 (nine), Democrats of Montenegro 9.6 (eight) and Social Democrats 5 (four) per cent of the votes.

If correct, the DPS would have enough votes to win the election, but would be unable to govern alone in the 81-seat parliament.

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(Photo of Milo Djukanovic: UN Photo/Cia Pak)