VIENNA – After the decision to hold general elections on 16 October, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier visited the Adriatic State where he encouraged political leaders to fully engage in the next electoral session. The 2016 parliamentary elections in Montenegro are perceived as a response to the political crisis that has recently affected the country and – more specifically – they are the outcome of the political agreement brought in April. For that reason, the Secretary General emphasised the importance of a full commitment by all Montenegrin political parties, demonstrating a sense of responsibility. “Political leaders managed to successfully bridge their differences by reaching a compromise, one that aims to serve the public interest, now we need to see this agreement implemented in full, and in good faith” stated Zannier.
The statement by OSCE Secretary General came after a two-day visit in Montenegro that ended yesterday [12 july]. The visit included talks with President Filip Vujanović, Parliament Speaker Darko Pajović, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović, Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Marković and Minister of Interior Goran Danilović.
Marco RUSSO, EWB Brussels Correspondent.