The New Geopolitics Research Network brings to your attention an interview with Ljubomir Filipović, political analyst (Montenegro).
On March 19, presidential elections will be held in Montenegro, the results of which may be of fateful importance for the country.
The Democratic Party of Socialists, which had been in power for three decades under President Milo Djukanovic, became the opposition after a change of power in Montenegro in August 2020. The changes that have taken place since then have not contributed to the stable development of the country. Montenegro found itself in a deep political and economic crisis, many key state institutions are paralyzed due to disagreements both between the new authorities and the opposition, and within the ruling coalition. However, the crucial point is that Montenegro’s progress towards joining the European Union has halted, despite 75% of its citizens being in favor of membership. Will the presidential election bring a solution to the political crisis?
I talked about it with Ljubomir Filipović, political analyst from Montenegro.
- Is there any space for unexpected result regarding the first tour of the elections?
- What is your assessment of possible changes in the field of foreign policy of Montenegro after the presidential elections?
- Should we anticipate snap parliamentary elections as a solution to the political crisis?
- To what extent does Russia shape the political agenda in Montenegro, particularly on the eve of the presidential elections?