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Montenegro holding fifth parl. elections since its independence

Over 1,200 polling stations were opened throughout Montenegro on Sunday morning for the fifth parliamentary elections since this Adriatic country gained independence in mid-2006.

Zagreb, 30 August 2020 (Hina/MIA) – Over 1,200 polling stations were opened throughout Montenegro on Sunday morning for the fifth parliamentary elections since this Adriatic country gained independence in mid-2006.

Opinion polls, conducted two weeks before the elections, show that the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by the current president Milo Djukanovic enjoys the support of more than a third (35.3%) of the 540,026-strong electorate.

The traditional partners of the DPS — the Social Democrats and the Bosniak Party — can count on 5.3% and 4.8% of the vote respectively.

An alliance of mainly Serb nationalist parties has the highest rankings among Opposition parties.

The elections are being monitored by 2,089 observers, including 265 foreigners.

Voters are supposed to wear masks and comply with other epidemiological measures while being in polling stations.

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