March 19, 2023 Confirmed



Election for Presidency of Montenegro

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At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Montenegro *  

* If no candidate receives over 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will advance to a second round on April 2, 2023. 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Milo ĐUKANOVIĆ (since 20 May 2018) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dritan ABAZOVIĆ (since 28 April 2022) 

  • Assembly: unicameral assembly (Skupstina) with 81 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds.  The President may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the president and confirmed by the assembly. 

  • The Skupstina is composed of 81 members who are directly elected by proportional representation vote in a single nationwide constituency.  Members serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In the 2018 presidential election, Milo ĐUKANOVIĆ was elected in the first round, winning 53.9% of the vote.  Mladen BOJANIĆ received 33.4% of the vote, Draginja VUKSANOVIĆ received 8.2%, and Marko MILACIĆ received 2.8%.  Voter turnout was 63.92%. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

This election follows a year of political upheaval in which the Skupstina passed two votes of no-confidence against the executive cabinet. 

Key Deadlines:  

Main Candidates in this Election:  


  • Aleksa BEČIĆ 

  • Goran DANILOVIĆ 

  • Party: United Montenegro / Ujedinjena Crna Gora (UCG) 

  • Andrija MANDIĆ 

  • Jakov MILATOVIĆ 

  • Jovan RADULOVIĆ 

  • Party: Jodžir to Victory Voters’ Group / Grupa birača Jodžir do pobjede 


Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 307,089 (2022 est.) 

  • CEDAW Status: Ratified (by succession) 23 Oct 2006 

  • Gender Quota:  for legislative elections, 30% of candidates on each party list must be of the less represented gender (currently women), and at least one candidate of the less represented gender must appear in each group of four on the list 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 22 out of 81 seats in the Assembly 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Montenegro: Yes, programming 

  • Election FAQs: Yes 

  • ElectionBase Link: Yes 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 6 resources & 0 judgements