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Montenegro

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Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
16.10.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
81
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,120
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
760
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
360
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.14%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
17

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
528,817
Votes Number of people who actually voted
388,220
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
73.41%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic remained the largest force in the new parliament but, as before, did not obtain an absolute majority. The main opposition forces - the Democratic Front (DF) and the Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key, see note) - came second and third. They rejected the election results.
 
 Following the elections, the Prime Minister announced that the DPS would form a coalition government with the Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD) as well as parties representing ethnic minorities, which would give the government a total of 42 seats in the 81-member Parliament. Mr. Djukanovic, who was serving a fourth term as Prime Minister, also announced the DPS would nominate Mr. Dusko Markovic as the new prime minister. 
 
 During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the country's relationships with the European Union, the Russian Federation and NATO. On the polling day, 20 Serbian citizens were arrested on suspicion of planning to assassinate the Prime Minister. The Special Prosecutor accused unidentified Russian nationalists of planning a coup attempt. The DF said that the coup plot was a fabrication and announced that it would boycott parliament and organize protests.
 
 Note:
 The Key coalition is led by Mr. Miodrag Lekic and comprises the Democratic Alliance (DEMOS, a splinter party of DF), the Socialist People's Party (SNP) and the United Reform Action (URA).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
9
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
52.94%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
44.44%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS), Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD), Bosniak Party (BS), Albanians Decisively (FORCA - DUA - AA), Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) 
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) 36
Democratic Front (DF) 18
Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key) 9
Democrats 8
Social Democratic Party (SDP) 4
Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD) 2
Bosniak Party (BS) 2
Albanians Decisively (FORCA - DUA - AA) 1
Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
62
Number of women elected
19
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
23.46%
Sources
Parliament (01.11.2016, 03.11.2016, 24.11.2016, 29.11.2016, 19.12.2016, 30.12.2016) The State Election Commission (Drzavna izborna komisija): 30.11.2016 International Foundation for Electoral Systems Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe OSCE BBC Cafe del Montenegro - CdM Balkan Insight
Women Directly Elected
19

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
62
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
19
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
35
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
07.11.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Ivan Brajovic (Male)
Political party
Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD)
Date of election
24.11.2016