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Montenegro government loses no-confidence vote | Politics News
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Montenegro government loses no-confidence vote | Politics News

Legislators vote 50-1 against PM Abazovic’s government weeks after he signed pact regulating position of Serbian Church.A no-confidence motion has been passed by Montenegro’s parliament, following a rift over a long-disputed deal regulating ties with the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church. The motion, which paves the way for the end of the current government and the beginning of a new round of political upheaval in the Adriatic nation, passed shortly after midnight on Saturday (22:00 GMT on Friday) with 50 votes. Only one legislator voted against it, while the rest of the 81-seat parliament’s members boycotted the measure. “We need an election and a stable government,” said parliamentarian Danijel Zivkovic, who filed the motion and triggered the confidence vote. The motion came just month...
Montenegro’s Parliament Passes No-Confidence Motion on Cabinet
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Montenegro’s Parliament Passes No-Confidence Motion on Cabinet

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegro's parliament passed a no-confidence motion on the cabinet of Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic on Saturday, proposed by 36 deputies to protest the signing of a long-disputed deal regulating ties with the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church.It was the year's second no-confidence motion, following February's collapse of the cabinet of prime minister Zdravko Krivokapic, who was backed by the Serbian Orthodox Church."I am very proud of everything we have done in 100 days," Abazovic said after the vote. "We will be remembered as the government that lasted the shortest but which made the most difficult decisions."President Milo Djukanovic will now have to nominate a new prime minister-designate to form a new government of the NATO member nation that aspires to join ...