Montenegro

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.
30.08.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.08.2024
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".
778
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
510
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
268
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.45%
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.
11

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
540,026
Votes Number of people who actually voted
413,894
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
76.64%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The opposition coalition (see note 1) – which seeks closer ties with Serbia and Russia – won a slim majority, taking 41 seats in the 81-member Parliament. It took 11 more seats than President Milo Djukanovic’s pro-Western Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), which had been in power since 1991. On 4 December, Parliament approved the opposition-coalition Cabinet led by Mr. Zdravko Krivokapic (For the Future of Montenegro), thereby achieving the first powershift in nearly three decades. The new Prime Minister promised to “make Montenegro similar to Luxembourg in four years”. The new coalition government will continue on a “pro-European and pro-Western” path and honour all current international commitments, such as membership of NATO.

During election campaigning, the major parties focused on the Law on Religious Communities (see note 2), economic development and the country’s accession to the European Union.

Note 1:
The coalition comprised “For the Future of Montenegro” (which itself is an 11-party coalition, led by Mr. Zdravko Krivokapic), Peace is Our Nation (led by Mr. Aleksa Bečić) and Black on White (led by Mr. Dritan Abazovic).

Note 2:
Under this Law, passed by Parliament in December 2019, the religious community would need to prove property ownership from before 1918, when Montenegro joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the predecessor of the now-defunct Yugoslavia. The Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro opposed the law, arguing that it would allow the State to confiscate its property.
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.
81.82%
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.
37.04%
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.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
3
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
For the Future of Montenegro, Peace is Our Nation, Black on White
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) 30
For the Future of Montenegro 27
Peace is Our Nation 10
Black on White 4
Social Democrats (SD) 3
Bosniak Party (BS) 3
Social Democratic Party (SDP) 2
Albanian Coalition 1
Albanian List 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
63
Number of women elected
18
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.
22.22%
Women Directly Elected
18

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.
63
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.
18
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.
34
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.
23.09.2020
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.
Aleksa Bečić (Male)
Political party
Peace is Our Nation
Date of election
23.09.2020