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Parliament of Montenegro

Parliament of Montenegro
Skupština Crne Gore
Скупштина Црне Горе
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Ranko KrivokapićSDP
Since 3 June 2006
Structure
Seats 81
Current Structure of the Montenegrin Parliament
Political groups
     DPS (31)
     DF 20
     SNP (9)
     SDP (8)
     Pozitivna (7)
     BS (3)
     FORCA (1)
     HGI (1)
     LPCG (1)
Elections
Elections in Montenegro
Last election
14 October 2012
Meeting place
Zgrada Skupštine, Podgorica
Website
http://www.skupstina.me


The Parliament of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Скупштина Црне Горе / Skupština Crne Gore) is the unicameral legislature of Montenegro. The Parliament currently has 81 members, each elected for a four-year term. The current Speaker of the Parliament is Ranko Krivokapić, while the deputy speakers are Suljo Mustafić and Branko Radulović. Following an independence referendum, the Parliament declared and ratified the independence of Montenegro on 3 June 2006. The system of the house is proportional representation.

Powers

The Parliament appoints the Prime Minister nominated by the President, as well as the ministers chosen by the Prime Minister. Parliament also passes all laws in Montenegro, ratifies international treaties, appoints justices of all courts, adopts the budget and performs other duties as established by the Constitution. The Parliament can pass a vote of no-confidence in the Government with a majority of the members.

Deputies

A deputy has a four-year term. One deputy is elected per 6,000 voters, which in turn results in a change of total number of deputies in the parliament (the present assembly convening comprises 81 deputies instead of previous number of 74).

Last election

Parliamentary coalitions and parties

The ruling majority are DPS and SDP.

Parliamentary Clubs Seats Parties Seats
Democratic Party of Socialists 31 Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS CG) 31
Democratic Front 16
New Serb Democracy (NOVA) 7
Movement for Changes (PzP) 4
Democratic People's Party 3
Workers' Party (RP) 1
Independent 1
Independent 10
Democratic Montenegro 3
Democratic Alliance (DEMOS) 3
United Reform Action (URA) 1
Democratic Party of Unity (DSJ) 1
Movement for Pljevlja 1
Independent 1
Social Democratic Party 8 Social Democratic Party of Montenegro (SDP CG) 8
Socialist People's Party 6 Socialist People's Party of Montenegro (SNP CG) 6
Positive Montenegro 4 Positive Montenegro (PCG) 4
Bosniak party 3 Bosniak Party (BS) 3
Albanian Parties (FORCA, PD), CCI and LPMN 3 Albanian Coalition (FORCA and DP) 1
Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) 1
Liberal Party of Montenegro (LPCG) 1
Old photograph of the Montenegrin parliament building (right) and the current Presidential residence (left)

See also

External links

  • Official website


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