The united opposition in Montenegro, led by President Milo Djukanovic’s Democratic Socialist Party, withdrew a no-confidence motion against the government at the start of the parliamentary session.
The opposition statement said that instead of a motion, they’ll ask for the mandate of the parliament to be shortened and a new parliamentary majority to be formed.
“Given the announcement by the Democratic Front that it will present the initiative to shorten the mandate of parliament, which became public on December 11, after the united opposition launched a motion of no confidence in the government, we think that talks should begin without delay for the formation of the new parliamentary majority “, it is said in the statement of the opposition.
The opposition believes that it is necessary to create the conditions for the fall of the government and the dismissal of the speaker of parliament.
“We are convinced that a new parliamentary majority will be formed and in that way the necessary preconditions will be created for the fall of the government and the dismissal of the Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro, and for this reason we withdraw the motion of no confidence in the government of Montenegro “, announced the united Montenegrin opposition.
On the occasion of the withdrawal of the opposition from the initiative for no confidence in the government, Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, in a press conference, said that the withdrawal of the initiative is a victory of his government.
“This is another victory for the government,” Krivokapic said adding that this was a game of those who tried to gain a voice through political corruption. “The three coalitions had a goal in the elections, to overthrow the regime,” he said.
Describing it as an “unserious game”, the initiative to shorten the mandate of the Assembly, he said that no preconditions for elections have been created and that the best victory for all in Montenegro would be for the Democratic Front and the Democratic Socialist Party to create preconditions for a new political game in Montenegro.
“It is not a serious game, but everyone can play as they want. I would like such a scenario to happen that the Democratic Front with the Democratic Socialist Party create the preconditions for a new political game in Montenegro. I think that would be the best victory for everyone in Montenegro,” said Krivokapic.
In late November, 40 opposition deputies submitted the government’s no-confidence motion in parliamentary procedure.
In statements that were made at the time, some of them claimed to have a majority of distrust of the current government.
The vote of no confidence in the government requires the votes of 41 deputies, out of a total of 81 in the total number of deputies in the Montenegrin parliament.
Exactly one year ago, with the votes of 41 deputies, the new government headed by Zdravko Krivokapic was elected.
In three decades, this was the first government to be formed without President Djukanovic’s Democratic Socialist Party.