Montenegro Government

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Country Name Montenegro
Full Country Name none
Local - Long none
Local - Short Crna Gora
Former Name People's Republic of Montenegro, Socialist Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Montenegro
Etymology- history of name the country's name locally as well as in most Western European languages means "black mountain" and refers to the dark coniferous forests on Mount Lovcen and the surrounding area
Government Type parliamentary republic
Capital Name Podgorica
Capital - geographic coordinate 42 26 N, 19 16 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1 hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Independence 3 June 2006 (from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro)
National Holiday National Day, 13 July (1878, the day the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as the 27th independent state in the world, and 1941, the day the Montenegrins staged an uprising against Nazi occupiers and sided with the partisan Communist movement)
Constitution history: several previous; latest adopted 22 October 2007

amendments: proposed by the president of Montenegro, by the government, or by at least 25 members of the Assembly; passage of draft proposals requires two-thirds majority vote of the Assembly, followed by a public hearing; passage of draft amendments requires two-thirds majority vote of the Assembly; changes to certain constitutional articles such as sovereignty, state symbols, citizenship, and constitutional change procedures require three-fifths majority vote in a referendum; amended 2013, 2014

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Montenegro Government and Politics

Who is the president of Montenegro?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Milo DJUKANOVIC (since 20 May 2018)

head of government: Prime Minister Dusko MARKOVIC (since 28 November 2016)

cabinet: Ministers act as cabinet

elections/appointments: president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 15 April 2018 (next to be held in 2023); prime minister nominated by the president, approved by the Assembly

election results: Milo DJUKANOVIC elected president in the first round; percent of vote - Milo DJUKANOVIC (DPS) 53.9%, Mladen BOJANIC (independent) 33.4%, Draginja VUKSANOVIC (SDP) 8.2%, Marko MILACIC (PRAVA) 2.8%, other 1.7%
Citizenship Criteria: citizenship by birth: no

citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Montenegro

dual citizenship recognized: no

residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years
Legal System: civil law
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral Assembly or Skupstina (81 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)

elections: last held on 16 October 2016 (next to be held by October 2020)

election results: percent of vote by party/coalition - DPS 41.4%, DF 20.3%, Key Coalition, 11.1%, DCG 10.0%, SDP 5.2%, SD 3.3%, BS, 3.2%, Albanians Decisively 1.3%, HGI .5%, other 3.7%; seats by party/coalition - DPS 36, DF 18, Key Coalition 9, DCG 8, SDP 4, SD 2, BS 2, Albanians Decisively 1, HGI 1; composition - men 62, women 19, percent of women 23.5%
Judicial Branch: highest court(s): Supreme Court or Vrhovni Sud (consists of the court president, deputy president, and 15 judges); Constitutional Court or Ustavni Sud (consists of the court president and 7 judges)

judge selection and term of office: Supreme Court president proposed by general session of the Supreme Court and elected by the Judicial Council, a 9-member body consisting of judges, lawyers designated by the Assembly, and the minister of judicial affairs; Supreme Court president elected for a single renewable, 5-year term; other judges elected by the Judicial Council for life; Constitutional Court judges - 2 proposed by the president of Montenegro and 5 by the Assembly, and elected by the Assembly; court president elected from among the court members; court president elected for 3 years, other judges 9 years

subordinate courts: Administrative Courts; Appellate Court; Commercial Courts; High Courts; basic courts
Regions or States: 23 municipalities (opstine, singular - opstina); Andrijevica, Bar, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Budva, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Gusinje, Herceg Novi, Kolasin, Kotor, Mojkovac, Niksic, Petnijica, Plav, Pljevlja, Pluzine, Podgorica, Rozaje, Savnik, Tivat, Ulcinj, Zabljak
Political Parties and Leaders: Albanians Decisively [Genci NIMANBEGU] (includes FORCA, AA, DUA)

Albanian Alternative or AA [Nik DJELOSAJ]

Bosniak Party or BS [Rafet HUSOVIC]

Croatian Civic Initiative or HGI [Marija VUCINOVIC]

Democratic Alliance or DEMOS [Miodrag LEKIC]

Democratic Front or DF [collective leadership] (includes NOVA, PZP, DNP, RP)

Democratic Montenegro or DCG [Aleksa BECIC]

Democratic Party of Socialists or DPS [Milo DJUKANOVIC]

Democratic Union of Albanians or DUA [Mehmet ZENKA]

Key Coalition [Miodrag LEKIC] (includes DEMOS, SNP, URA]

Movement for Change or PZP [Nebojsa MEDOJEVIC]

New Democratic Power or FORCA [Nazif CUNGU]

New Serb Democracy or NOVA [Andrija MANDIC]

Social Democratic Party or SDP [Ranko KRIVOKAPIC]

Social Democrats or SD [Ivan BRAJOVIC]

Socialist People's Party or SNP [Srdjan MILIC]

United Reform Action or URA [Zarko RAKCEVIC]

Workers' Party or RP [Janko VUCINIC]
International Law Organization Participation: has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICC jurisdiction
International Organization Participation: CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, OAS (observer), OIF (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, SELEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Diplomatic Representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant)

chancery: 1610 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20009

telephone: [1] (202) 234-6108

FAX: [1] (202) 234-6109

consulate(s) general: New York
Diplomatic Representation from US: chief of mission: Ambassador Margaret UYEHARA (since 19 February 2015)

embassy: Dzona Dzeksona 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

mailing address: use embassy street address

telephone: [382] (0) 20 410 500

FAX: [382] (0) 20 241 358
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