True Montenegro

The True Montenegro (Serbian: Права Црна Гора / Prava Crna Gora, PCG) is a right-wing populist, anti-NATO and socially conservative political party in Montenegro, formed in January 2018 from the political movement Resistance to Hopelessness (OB), prior to the March 2018 presidential election.[1] The founder and current leader of True Montenegro is Marko Milačić, former journalist and political activist. The party was a member of the For the Future of Montenegro coaliton and it received single seat in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

True Montenegro

Prava Crna Gora
Права Црна Гора
LeaderMarko Milačić
FoundersMarko Milačić
Vladislav Dajković
Founded29 January 2018
HeadquartersPodgorica
IdeologyRight-wing populism
Cultural conservatism
Serb ethnic interests
Traditionalist conservatism
Military neutrality
Political positionRight-wing
ColoursDark red and light blue
Parliament
1 / 81
Local Parliaments
4 / 786

HistoryEdit

After a series of unsuccessful attempts by the entire opposition to nominate a common candidate for 2018 presidential election Executive Board of newly formed True Montenegro has decided to support the previously-announced candidacy of the party leader Marko Milačić for President of Montenegro. After handing over more than 8,000 signatures of support to Montenegrin State Electoral Commission on 8 March, Milačić started his presidential campaign under the slogan "Bravely, (there has been) enough waiting".[2]

Milačić came fourth in the election, winning 2.8% of the votes. In July 2020, the party joined the right-wing Democratic Front alliance for the 2020 Montenegrin parliamentary election, receiving one representative in the parliament, which elected from the common opposition For the Future of Montenegro list. In November 2020, the party single MP Marko Milačić left the Democratic Front parliamentary group, continuing to support the formation of the new government.[3]

On 8 December 2020, President of the Political Council of the True Montenegro Željko Savović was named Advisor for the Internal Affairs to the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić.[4]

IdeologyEdit

The public appearance of the True Montenegro party is based on social conservativism, traditionalism, Serbian–Montenegrin unionism and frequent right-wing populist and nationalist rhetoric. The party views the Serb community, which it represents, as discriminated against. It sees Montenegro as pursuing the concept of a nation-state and the politics of assimilation. The main goals of the party is to overthrow the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Milo Đukanović, which has been in power since the introduction of multi-party system, withdrawal Montenegro from NATO, proclamation of military neutrality and withdrawal of Montenegro soldiers from all military missions abroad.

Party leader Milačić maintains cooperation with certain regional public personalities, such as Croatian MP Ivan Pernar, Bosnian conceptual artist and activist Damir Nikšić and Serbian Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski.

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Alliance Government
2020 133,261 32.55%
1 / 81
  1 ZBCG gov't support

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Montenegro
Election year Candidate # 1st round votes % of vote # 2nd round votes % of vote
2018 Marko Milačić 4th
9,405
2.81%
N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milačić predstavio Pravu Crnu Goru, Vijesti
  2. ^ Milačić predao potpise, Vijesti
  3. ^ Predsjednik Prave Crne Gore Marko Milačić napustio Poslanički klub DF-a, Vijesti, 11 November 2020
  4. ^ "Savović savjetnik Krivokapića: Pred nama je ogroman posao, ali za to smo se i borili". vijesti.me (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-12-08.