Montenegro opposition to start new anti-government protests

Montenegro's opposition coalition Democratic Front start new protests in September in order to overthrow current government

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The presidential body of Montenegro's opposition coalition, the Democratic Front (DF), has announced new protests that will begin on Sunday, Sept. 27, with the aim of forcing the ruling party to resign.

The opposition aims to form of a technical government after overthrowing the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), which is headed by Milo Djukanovic.

The Democratic Front coalition is lead by ex-diplomat Miodrag Lekic and includes New Serb Democracy (Nova), Movement for Changes  (PzP) and Democratic Party of Unity (DSJ).

Milo Djukanovic’s government was elected in September 27, 1991 and has not been changed since.

"Montenegro is the only European country in which the government has never been replaced at democratic elections," said the opposition party.

However, DF’s current position is to achieve the organisation of elections through a new electoral code.

The new protests will host concert and picnic events and will finish at the time the demands are fulfilled.

The beginning of the protests are a continuation of the 2013 protests in the capital, Podgorica, after alleged fraud in the presidential elections.

TRTWorld and agencies