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.
11.06.2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
16.03.2023
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.
30.06.2027
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

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
542,468
Votes Number of people who actually voted
305,324
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
56.28%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
No party won the 41 seats needed to form a government after the snap elections in 2023. The new party “Europe now!”, led by former Finance Minister Milojko Spajić (see note 1), become the first force with 24 seats in the 81-member parliament. The “Together! For the future that belongs to you” coalition, which includes the leading Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), became the second force with 21 seats. The “For the future of Montenegro” coalition ended in third place with 13 seats, while the remaining 23 seats were distributed among 6 other parties. 

Lengthy negotiations to form a new government followed. Although the newly elected Parliament held its first session on 27 July, it failed to elect a new Speaker. On 10 August, President Jakov Milatović nominated Mr. Spajić (Europe Now!) as prime minister designate tasked to form a government. On 31 October, Mr. Spajić (Europe Now!) formed a coalition government (see note 2). At 36, he is the youngest Prime Minister in Europe. 

The early elections in 2023 were the first to be held under the new President Milatović (Europe now!) who had succeeded Mr. Milo Đukanović (DPS) in May 2023. They followed a political deadlock and the collapse of two governments. On 16 March, the then President Đukanović (DPS) dissolved Parliament in view of early elections. The key electoral issues included Montenegro’s European Union accession, anticorruption measures and economic development. 

Note 1:
Mr. Spajić served under the government of Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić who had led the 11-party opposition coalition “For the Future of Montenegro” in the 2020 parliamentary elections. After he lost in a vote of no confidence in February 2022, the then Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović became the Prime Minister in April 2022. However, Mr. Abazović also lost in a vote of no confidence four months later. He stayed as a caretaker Prime Minister until the 2023 snap elections. 

Note 2:
The new Government comprises the following parties. 
- Europe Now! movement (Pokret Evropa sad), which was part of the Europe Now! coalition;
- Democrats of Montenegro (Demokrate Crne Gore), which was part of Bravery Counts! (HRABRO se broji!); 
- Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (Socijalistička narodna partija Crne Gore);
- CIVIS (which was part of the Europe Now! electoral list);
- Albanian Forum – Besa for European development (Albanski forum – Besa za evropski razvoj);
- Albanian Alliance (Albanska alijansa).
The “For the Future of Montenegro” coalition does not have members in the Government of Montenegro but is part of the parliamentary majority. The coalition voted in favour of the Government and its member is the President of Parliament.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
9
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.
29.63%
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
6
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
- Europe Now! movement (Pokret Evropa sad), which was part of the Europe Now! coalition;
- Democrats of Montenegro (Demokrate Crne Gore), which was part of Bravery Counts! (HRABRO se broji!);
- Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (Socijalistička narodna partija Crne Gore);
- CIVIS (which was part of the Europe Now! electoral list);
- Albanian Forum – Besa for European development (Albanski forum – Besa za evropski razvoj);
- Albanian Alliance (Albanska alijansa).
The “For the Future of Montenegro” coalition does not have members in the Government of Montenegro but is part of the parliamentary majority. The coalition voted in favour of the Government and its member is the President of Parliament.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Europe now! (Evropa sad) 24
Together! For the future that belongs to you (DPS – SD – DUA – LP - UDSh) 21
For the future of Montenegro (New Serb Democracy; Democratic People’s Party of Montenegro, Labour Party) 13
Bravery counts! (HRABRO se broji!) 11
It’s clear! (Jasno je!) – Bosniak Party 6
Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (SNP) – DEMOS 2
Albanian Forum - "Besa for European development" 2
Albanian Alliance 1
Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) – On the right side of the world 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
64
Number of women elected
17
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.
20.99%
Other notes
The “Together! For the future that belongs to you” coalition comprises the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), the Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD), the Liberal Party (LP), and the Democratic Union of Albanians (UDSh).


The Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (SNP) – DEMOS was registered under the slogan “For you”, which is not a coalition name.
Sources
Parliament (01.08.2023, 31.10.2023)

https://dik.co.me/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/final-PRIVREMENI-REZULTATI-2023.pdf 


www.aljazeera.com 


www.osce.org 


www.reuters.com 


www.bbc.com 


www.euronews.com 


www.balkaninsight.com
Women Directly Elected
17

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.
64
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.
17
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.
27.07.2023
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.
Andrija Mandić (Male)
Political party
For the future of Montenegro (New Serb Democracy; Democratic People’s Party of Montenegro, Labour Party)
Date of election
30.10.2023