Đukanović VI Cabinet

The sixth cabinet of Milo Đukanović was the cabinet of Montenegro from 4 December 2012 to 28 November 2016. It was a coalition government composed of centre-left Coalition for a European Montenegro (DPS and SDP) and national minority parties. Split in the ruling DPS-SDP coalition in January 2016, leaving the government functioning as a de facto minority government.[1] The Cabinet was functioning as the provisional government (of electoral trust), from 12 May to 28 November 2016, with several Ministers from opposition parties joined the government.

Đukanović VI Cabinet
Flag of Montenegro.svg
40th Cabinet of Montenegro
2012–2016
Milo Đukanović in 2010 (cropped).jpg
Date formed4 December 2012 (2012-12-04)
Date dissolved28 November 2016 (2016-11-28)
People and organisations
Head of governmentMilo Đukanović
No. of ministers20 (1 of them without portfolio)
Member partiesDPS, SDP, BS, HGI (2012–2016)
DPS, SD, PCG, SDP, DEMOS, BS, HGI (2016)
Status in legislatureCoalition government (2012–2016)
Provisional government (2016)
History
Election(s)14 October 2012
PredecessorLukšić Cabinet
SuccessorMarković Cabinet

Government formationEdit

2012 electionEdit

Elections for the composition of new parliament of Montenegro were held on October 14, 2012 and resulted in a new victory for the ruling Coalition for a European Montenegro led by Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of former PM Milo Đukanović, which has been in power since introduction of multi-party system in 1990.

Forming majorityEdit

Although the Coalition for a European Montenegro failed to win the majority on its own, they succeeded in remaining in power once again, forming a government with the national minority parties.

The sixth cabinet of Milo Đukanović was elected on December 4, 2012, by the parliament of Montenegro. The governing coalition was formed by Coatition for a European Montenegro members Democratic Party of Socialists and Social Democratic Party and national minorities parties Bosniak Party and Croatian Civic Initiative, which run independently.

Cabinet compositionEdit

Portfolio Minister Party Took office
Prime Minister
General Affairs Milo Đukanović DPS 4 December 2012
Deputy Prime Ministers
Justice Duško Marković DPS 29 December 2010
Economic and Financial Policy Vujica Lazović SDP 10 June 2009
Regional Development Rafet Husović BS 4 December 2012
Foreign Affairs Igor Lukšić DPS 4 December 2012
Ministers
Agriculture and Rural Development Petar Ivanović DPS 4 December 2012
Defence Milica Pejanović DPS 4 December 2012
Finance Radoje Žugić DPS 4 December 2012
Education and Sport Migo Stijepović DPS 29 December 2010
Science Sanja Vlahović DPS 29 December 2010
Culture Branislav Mićunović DPS 10 June 2009
Economy Vladimir Kavarić DPS 29 December 2010
Traffics and Naval Affairs Ivan Brajović SDP 4 December 2012
Sustainable Development and Tourism Branimir Gvozdenović DPS 4 December 2012
Health Miodrag Radunović DPS 10 June 2009
Human and Minority Rights Suad Numanović DPS 4 December 2012
Labour and Social Welfare Predrag Bošković DPS 4 December 2012
Internal Affairs Raško Konjević SDP 4 December 2012
Without Portfolio Marija Vučinović HGI 4 December 2012

Political crisis, 2015-16Edit

In 2015, the investigative journalists' network OCCRP named Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović "Person of the Year in Organized Crime".[2] The extent of Đukanović's corruption led to street demonstrations and calls for his removal.[3][4][5]

Opposition protestsEdit

A political crisis in Montenegro was initiated by the opposition Democratic Front (DF) which staged protests requesting fair elections and transitional government. DF organised continuous protests in October 2015 which culminated in a large riot in Podgorica on 24 October.

DPS-SDP splitEdit

On January 27, 2016, a parliamentary vote saw the split of the ruling DPS and up until then coalition partner SDP. This followed a failed crisis talk over the organization of the "first free and fair election". The President of the National Assembly Ranko Krivokapić (SDP) strongly criticized Prime Minister Milo Đukanović and the ruling party (DPS). With the split of SDP, Đukanović lost the Assembly majority. Đukanović started an initiative to remove Krivokapić from the seat. A split in the ruling coalition followed in January 2016, leaving the government functioning as a de facto minority government.[1]

Government confidence votingEdit

On 27 January 2016, despite formerly being an opposition party, Positive Montenegro (PCG) provided the ruling DPS with 3 votes necessary to win the government confidence vote, after the junior partner SDP left the government due to allegations of electoral fraud and political corruption, therefore forming a new ruling majority. Following this vote, national media and other opposition parties accused PCG for deceiving and betraying its voters in order to save Prime Minister Đukanović.[6] In turn, in June 2016 Darko Pajović (PCG) was appointed as the President of the Parliament, position formerly held by Ranko Krivokapić (SDP), and held the position until October 2016.

Government confidence voting
Milo Đukanović (DPS)
Ballot → 27 January 2016
Required majority → 41 out of 81
Yes
42 / 81
No
20 / 81
Absentees
19 / 81

Provisional governmentEdit

The provisional government of electoral trust was elected on May 12, 2016, by the parliament of Montenegro. The provisional governing coalition was formed by DPS and several opposition parties.

Portfolio Minister Party Took office
Prime Minister
General Affairs Milo Đukanović DPS 4 December 2012
Deputy Prime Ministers
Administration, Internal and Foreign Policy Duško Marković DPS 12 May 2016
Economic and Financial Policy Vujica Lazović SD 10 june 2009
Regional Development Rafet Husović BS 4 December 2012
General Affairs Petar Ivanović DPS 12 May 2016
General Affairs Milorad Vujović none 12 May 2016
General Affairs Azra Jasavić PCG 12 May 2016
Ministers
Justice Zoran Pažin none 12 May 2016
Defence Milica Pejanović DPS 4 December 2012
Finance Raško Konjević SDP 12 May 2016
Education Predrag Bošković DPS 14 March 2015
Science Sanja Vlahović DPS 29 December 2010
Culture Pavle Goranović none 18 March 2015
Economy Vladimir Kavarić DPS 29 December 2010
Traffics and Naval Affairs Ivan Brajović SD 4 December 2012
Agriculture and Rural Development Budimir Mugoša none 12 May 2016
Sustainable Development and Tourism Branimir Gvozdenović DPS 4 December 2012
Health Budimir Šegrt none 18 March 2015
Human and Minority Rights Suad Numanović DPS 4 December 2012
Labour and Social Welfare Boris Marić none 12 May 2016
Internal Affairs Goran Danilović DEMOS 12 May 2016
Without Portfolio Marija Vučinović HGI 4 December 2012

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Montenegro Parliament Set to Oust Speaker", Balkan Insight
  2. ^ "OCCRP announces 2015 Organized Crime and Corruption ‘Person of the Year’ Award". Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.
  3. ^ "Montenegro's fractious opposition takes to the streets". Deutsche Welle. 16 November 2015.
  4. ^ "The Balkans’ Corrupt Leaders are Playing NATO for a Fool". Foreign Policy. January 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Montenegro invited to join NATO, a move sure to anger Russia, strain alliance’s standards". The Washington Times. December 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Pajović, Jasavić i Tuponja - spasili Đukanovića, izdali birače - Vijesti.me". www.vijesti.me. Archived from the original on 2016-01-30.