Home World News Montenegro’s president’s party withdraws support for Prime Minister Abazovic’s cabinet

Montenegro’s president’s party withdraws support for Prime Minister Abazovic’s cabinet

350
0

Montenegro’s government is going through a crisis, after President Milo Djukanovic’s Democratic Party of Socialists (PDS) declared that it is withdrawing its support for Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic’s cabinet.

The decision comes after the Montenegrin government signed an agreement with the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose leadership does not fully recognize Montenegro’s independence.

Although the draft agreement would normalize relations with the church, disagreements over it now could lead to the fall of the government.

Most religious people in Montenegro are members of the Belgrade-controlled Serbian Orthodox Church.

Abazovic, who heads the small liberal environmentalist URA party, heads a minority government that depends on PDS support for the country’s pro-Western president, Milo Djukanovic.

Read:  Some 2.5 million people have left Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion

The PDS has the strongest group in parliament, but, together with its pro-Western allies, it does not have the absolute majority of 41 of the 80 deputies needed to pass a motion of censure against Abazovic’s government in April.

Previous articleLike in jail? COVID patients forced to wear GPS leg bracelets
Next articleSouth Korea’s president suspends morning press briefing to avoid coronavirus