Key Takeaways from the Formation of the Abazović Government as Montenegro Heads for New Elections in 2023
May 5, 2022
Following three months of political uncertainty, Montenegro’s multi-party parliament voted to approve the country’s new coalition government on 28 April. The new government is led by Dritan Abazović as Prime Minister and supported by a combination of moderate parties, with confidence and supply support from the formerly longtime ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS).
The Abazović Government takes office with just a one-year mandate, as Montenegro is expected to hold snap parliamentary elections in 2023, in parallel with the upcoming Presidential elections. The new, investment-friendly cabinet was confirmed on the promise of speeding up Montenegro’s EU accession bid at a time when Russia’s war on Ukraine is profoundly impacting the country’s economy.
Aretera takes a deeper look at the political situation in Montenegro, the priorities of the new government, as well as the political and economic challenges facing the country.