The Krivokapić Cabinet was the 42nd cabinet of Montenegro. It was elected on 4 December 2020 by a majority vote in the parliament. The technocratic government was composed of URA, independents, NDCG(ZBCG) and was supported by the three parliamentary groups; Democratic Front/For the Future of Montenegro (NSD, DNP, PzP, PCG, UCG and RP), Peace is Our Nation (DCG and Demos), Socialist People's Party.[1]

Krivokapić Cabinet

42nd Cabinet of Montenegro
Date formedDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
Date dissolvedApril 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)
People and organisations
Head of governmentZdravko Krivokapić
No. of ministers13 (including Deputy PM)
Member partiesNDCG(ZBCG), URA with ZBCG, CIVIS and MNN support
Status in legislatureTechnocratic cabinet and Minority government
Election(s)30 August 2020
PredecessorMarković Cabinet
SuccessorAbazović Cabinet

Government formation edit

2020 election edit

The election resulted in a victory for the opposition parties and the fall from power of the ruling DPS, which had ruled the country since the introduction of the multi-party system in 1990.

On 31 August, the leaders of three opposition coalitions, For the Future of Montenegro, Peace is Our Nation and In Black and White, agreed to form an expert government, and to continue to work on the European Union accession process.

Forming majority edit

On September 23, all 41 deputies of the three coalitions of the new majority in parliament officially supported Zdravko Krivokapić as the prime minister-designate, as well as electing Aleksa Bečić new President of the Parliament.[2][3] On 30 September, Krivokapić started initial talks with representatives of the parties of the three coalitions, which formed the parliamentary majority in Montenegro about forming the new government.[4] On 8 October, Krivokapić formally became the Prime Minister-designate after the President Đukanović has given him a mandate to form the new government.[5]

On October 30, designate Krivokapić held a meeting with the leaders of parties of the new parliamentary majority, who confirmed the support of their parties of the new majority for Krivokapić's concept of an expert government, composed by independent candidates. On November 5, the composition of the new government was officially presented, in which the number of ministers in the government will be reduced to 12 due to the rationalization of the state administration, which is 8 less than in the previous cabinet, which is why some departments were merged and some abolished.[6] According to the final agreement of the supporting parties, the new government will be limited to one year, with the main goals; the fight against corruption and the depoliticization of public institutions after 30 years of DPS rule, as well as the reform of electoral laws, due to the preparation of an atmosphere for holding a new, "first fairly organized" elections in Montenegro.[7][8][9]

On 4 December 2020, the new cabinet was elected by 41 out of 81 members of the Parliament of Montenegro, with the support of Democratic Montenegro, New Serb Democracy, Democratic People's Party, Movement for Changes, Socialist People's Party, United Reform Action, Democratic Alliance, True Montenegro, United Montenegro and the Workers' Party.[10]

Investiture votes for Krivokapić Cabinet
Ballot → 2 December 2020
Required majority → 41 out of 81
41 / 81
1 / 81
28 / 81
11 / 81

Cabinet composition edit

Affiliation breakdown edit

Cabinet members[11] edit

Portfolio Minister Party Aff. Took office
Prime Minister
General Affairs Zdravko Krivokapić none NDCG 4 December 2020
Deputy Prime Minister
National Security Dritan Abazović URA CnB 4 December 2020
Justice, Human and Minority Rights[a] Vladimir Leposavić none none 4 December 2020
Public Administration, Digital Society and Media Tamara Srzentić none none 4 December 2020
Foreign Affairs Đorđe Radulović none CnB 4 December 2020
Internal Affairs Sergej Sekulović none CnB 4 December 2020
Defence Olivera Injac none CnB 4 December 2020
Education, Science, Culture and Sports Vesna Bratić none NDCG 4 December 2020
Finance and Social Welfare Milojko Spajić none NDCG 4 December 2020
Economic Development Jakov Milatović none NDCG 4 December 2020
Capital Investments Mladen Bojanić none none 4 December 2020
Health Jelena Borovinić none NDCG 4 December 2020
Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism Ratko Mitrović none NDCG 4 December 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Aleksandar Stijović none NDCG 4 December 2020
  1. ^ After Leposavić's dismissal on 17 June 2021, the ministry was temporarily headed by PM Krivokapić until 1 July, then by Interior Minister Sergej Sekulović (CnB) until his removal from the post on 24 January 2022, when Krivokapić took over acting once again.

References edit

  1. ^ PM Designate Zdravko Krivokapic Presents New Government, Total Montenegro News, 7 November 2020
  2. ^ Objavili dokument: Poslanici tri koalicije podržali Krivokapića za mandatara, Vijesti, 23 September 2020
  3. ^ EWB (2020-09-23). "Montenegro: All 41 opposition MPs support Krivokapić as the new Prime Minister". European Western Balkans. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  4. ^ "Krivokapić počeo razgovore o sastavu nove vlade". Al Jazeera Balkans (in Serbo-Croatian). 30 September 2020. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  5. ^ "MILO ĐUKANOVIĆ DAO MANDAT KRIVOKAPIĆU". NOVOSTI (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  6. ^ Krivokapić: Prvi korak racionalizacija, želimo da finansije budu stabilne, ekonomija održiva, Vijesti, 5 November 2020
  7. ^ Stručnjaci u vladi oročeni na godinu, Pibjeda/Antena M, 30 October 2020
  8. ^ Ovo je konačan spisak kandidata za Krivokapićevu vladu, CdM, 5 November 2020
  9. ^ Ovo su biografije kandidata za nove ministre, Vijesti, 7 November 2020
  10. ^ "Montenegro Elects First Government Without Djukanovic Party". Balkan Insight. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  11. ^ "Cabinet members". Government of Montenegro / Vlada Crne Gore. Retrieved 2020-12-08.