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Aug. 30, 2020 Confirmed

Montenegro

Montenegro

Election for Skupstina (Montenegrin Assembly)

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Montenegro: Parliament, 30 August 2020

At stake in this election:

  • 81 seats in the Skupstina (Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Milo Đukanović (since 20 May 2018)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Duško Marković (since 28 November 2016)
  • Assembly: Montenegro has a unicameral Skupština (Assembly) composed of 81 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the Assembly are directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote.

Last Election:

  • Elections were last held on 16 October 2016. The Democratic Party of Socialists won 35 seats, the Democratic Front won 18, the Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro won 9, Democratic Montenegro also won 9, and the Social Democratic Party won 4.

Main parties in the election:

  • Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS)/Demokratska Partija Socijalista Crne Gore
    • Leader: Milo ĐJUKANOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 35
  • Democratic Front (DF)/Demokratski Front
    • Leader: Collective Leadership, headed by Andrija MANDIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 18
  • Citizen’s Bloc Coalition (GB)/ Građanski blok *
    • Leader: Aleksa BEČIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 10
  • For the Benefit of All (DSI)/ Da svako ima
    • Leader: Vladimir JOKOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 7
  • Social Democratic Party (SDP)/Socijaldemokratska Partija Crne Gore
    • Leader: Draginja VUKSANOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 4
  •  Bosniak Party/ Bošnjačka stranka
    • Leader: Rafet HUSOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 2
  • Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD CG)/ Socijaldemokrate Crne Gore
    • Leader: Ivan BRAJOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 2
  • Civic Movement United Reform Action (GP URA)/ Građanski Pokret Ujedinjena reformska akcija
    • Leader: Dritan ABAZOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last election/ current seats: 2

* The Citizens’ Bloc coalition includes the Democratic Montenegro party (DCG)/ Demokratska Crna Gora, as well as DEMOS, New Left, PUPI and independents.

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 609,859 (July 2020 est.) [1]

·         Registered Voters: 532,599 (2018) [2]

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 309419 (2020 est.) [3]

·         Is Montenegro a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Montenegro ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (23 October 2006) [4]

·         Gender Quota: Yes [5]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (23.5%) [6]

·         Human Development Index Position: 52 [7]

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A [8]

Disability Data:

·         Is Montenegro a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)

·         Has Montenegro ratified CRPD: Yes (2 November 2009) [9]

·         Population with a disability: 97,061 (est.) [10]