Montenegro. Before the April presidential election, the opposition claimed that Filip Vujanovíc was not entitled to stand for re-election, as a president may only sit for two terms during the constitution.
According to Countryaah, Vujanović had sat for two periods but the first time he was elected, in 2003, Montenegro was in union with Serbia and not its own state. According to Vujanovíc and the ruling Socialist Party, only the last term of office would thus be counted. Vujanović won the election with just over 51% of the vote, against close to 49% for Miodrag Lekić, who was an independent candidate for the opposition Alliance Democratic Front. The opposition claimed that the government engaged in illegal voting and demonstrated in several cities with demands for new elections. When Vujanović formally took office in May, the ceremony was boycotted by both the Democratic Front and by most members of a smaller party in the government coalition.
In August, thousands of people joined a call on the Internet demanding the arrest of Prime Minister Milo Đukanović, “the last dictator of the Balkans”. Critics accused Đukanović of corruption and human rights violations.
Sixteen people were killed and over 30 injured when a Romanian bus crashed into a ravine outside the capital Podgorica in June. The narrow mountain roads in Montenegro are very accidental.
- According to AbbreviationFinder.org, Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro. See acronyms and abbreviations related to this capital and other major cities within this country.
MONTENEGRO. – Historical region currently included in the kingdom of Yugoslavia. The name, of Venetian origin, translates the local one and has been used in all Western languages. It seems to be due to the appearance that the slopes of Mount Lovćen take on for a long time while remaining in the shade, seen from the east and north, that is, from those that are the original patches of the country.
Limits and extent. – Since it does not correspond to that of a physically well-defined territory, this name has been referred to as an extension that varies over time. See securitypology.com for Montenegro tour plan.
Originally it corresponded to the so-called principality of the Zeta (to N. and E. del Lovćen) and has extended with the various fortunes of it from the century. XIV onwards. The first precisely defined borders do not go back beyond 1858, at the conclusion of the discussions following the Crimean war. Montenegro then comprised almost only the Zeta and Morača basin, approximately 6000 sq km. After the new war and the ephemeral treaty of S. Stefano, the principality was extended, following the stormy events that lasted from 1878 to 1880, to N., up to Tara, to E. and finally to S., where with a tongue of territory it overlooked the Adriatic with the coastal centers of Antivari and Dulcigno (Ulcinj). In this extension, estimated at 9840 sq. Km., Montenegro remained for thirty years. As a consequence of the Balkan wars of 1912-13 the territory grew to the NE. and to the East. of a strip also on the two shores of Lake Scutari, reaching approximately 14,180 sq km. with 435,000 residents But soon the world war engulfed the small state, and, after five years its territory, brought back roughly to the limits of 1912, constituted one of the provinces of the SCS kingdom. In 1929 even this last larva of individuality was destroyed.
The banat of the Zeta, while retaining the capital in the ancient capital Cettigne, extraordinarily eccentric, extends to include the eastern half of Herzegovina, the Dubrovnik coast with the islands of Korcula and Mljet, the Bosnian district of Foča, a large part of ancient Sangiaccato di Novi Pazar and the northern half of the country of Kosovo, in all 32,322 sq km.