Vujanović http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26723/all en Montenegro calls April 7 presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/montenegro-calls-april-7-presidential-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Uncertainty over whether Vujanovic can run again</p> <p>* Opposition to field former diplomat Miodrag Lekic</p> <p>PODGORICA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Montenegro called a presidential election on Friday for April 7, with likely frontrunner Filip Vujanovic at the centre of a row over whether he has the right to stand again for the largely ceremonial post.</p> <p>Opposition challenger and former diplomat Miodrag Lekic is so far the only declared candidate in the Adriatic state that began European Union accession talks last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/montenegro-calls-april-7-presidential-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Social Issues Vujanović Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736167 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegrin President Vujanovic to seek reelection in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/montenegrin-president-vujanovic-seek-reelection-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PODGORICA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Montenegrin ruling party on Thursday nominated outgoing president Filip Vujanovic as its candidate for the April 7 election, despite opposition complaints that the constitution bars him from running again for the largely ceremonial post.</p> <p>The presidential poll comes on the heels of an October parliamentary election in which his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) held on to power despite an economic slowdown and persistent allegations of corruption.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/montenegrin-president-vujanovic-seek-reelection-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Social Issues Vujanović Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739050 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro polls tipped to give president third term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/montenegro-polls-tipped-give-president-third-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegrins cast their votes Sunday in presidential polls tipped to give Filip Vujanovic a third mandate, cementing the ruling coalition's grip on power in the economically struggling Balkan state that hopes to join the EU.</p> <p>He will battle former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, the man the opposition is fielding after finally overcoming its bickering and joining forces behind a single candidate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/montenegro-polls-tipped-give-president-third-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Montenegro Social Issues Vujanović AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801539 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro's presidential candidates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/montenegros-presidential-candidates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegro's presidential election on Sunday pits a close ally of the man who's been the country's main power broker for decades against a career diplomat who has managed to unite the fractious opposition in the tiny Adriatic state.</p> <p>Filip Vujanovic, the incumbent hoping for a third term, has a comfortable lead in the opinion polls over political newcomer Miodrag Lekic.</p> <p>FILIP VUJANOVIC</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/montenegros-presidential-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Milo Đukanović Social Issues Vujanović AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801553 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro votes for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegro votes on Sunday in a presidential election amid a sluggish economy and high unemployment in the tiny Adriatric EU-candidate country. </p> <p>Incumbent Filip Vujanovic, a close ally of veteran Montenegrin leader Milo Djukanovic, is tipped to win a third term. He faces former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the main opposition groups to back his candidacy.</p> <p>Vujanovic has promised voters to focus on strengthening Montenegro as a "democratic developed country", to boost its efforts to join the European Union and NATO.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 04:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804719 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro votes for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegrins began voting Sunday in a presidential election amid a sluggish economy and high unemployment in the tiny Adriatric EU-candidate country. </p> <p>Incumbent Filip Vujanovic, a close ally of veteran Montenegrin leader Milo Djukanovic, is tipped to win a third term. He faces former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the main opposition groups to back his candidacy.</p> <p>Vujanovic has promised voters to focus on strengthening Montenegro as a "democratic developed country" in order to boost its efforts to join the European Union and NATO.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Slavic Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 07:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804746 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro votes for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegro began voting Sunday in a presidential election tipped to give the incumbent, Filip Vujanovic, a third mandate that would cement the ruling coalition's grip on power in the economically struggling Balkan state aiming to join the EU.</p> <p>Vujanovic, a close ally of veteran Montenegrin leader Milo Djukanovic, faces a sole challenger: former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the main opposition groups to overcome their bickering and back his candidacy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Milo Đukanović Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 09:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804770 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro's presidential candidates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegros-presidential-candidates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegro's presidential election on Sunday pits a close ally of the man who's been the country's main power broker for decades against a career diplomat who has managed to unite the fractious opposition in the tiny Adriatic state.</p> <p>Filip Vujanovic, the incumbent hoping for a third term, has a comfortable lead in the opinion polls over political newcomer Miodrag Lekic.</p> <p>FILIP VUJANOVIC</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegros-presidential-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Milo Đukanović Social Issues Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:26:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804829 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro votes for president to bring it closer to EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-bring-it-closer-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegrins voted Sunday in a presidential election tipped to give incumbent Filip Vujanovic a third mandate that would cement the ruling coalition's grip on power in the economically struggling EU hopeful.</p> <p>His sole challenger is former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the Balkan state's main opposition groups to overcome their bickering and back his candidacy.</p> <p>The vote for president, a largely ceremonial role in Montenegro, is the country's second since proclaiming independence from Serbia, its decades-long partner, in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-votes-president-bring-it-closer-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 12:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804854 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro presidential election to bring it closer to EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-presidential-election-bring-it-closer-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegrins voted Sunday in a presidential election tipped to give incumbent Filip Vujanovic a third mandate that would cement the ruling coalition's grip on power in the economically struggling EU hopeful.</p> <p>Vujanovic's sole challenger is former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the Balkan state's main opposition groups to overcome their bickering and back his candidacy.</p> <p>The election of the new president, a largely ceremonial role in Montenegro, is the country's second since proclaiming independence from Serbia, its decades-long partner, in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-presidential-election-bring-it-closer-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804969 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro election to bring country closer to EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-election-bring-country-closer-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montenegrins voted Sunday in a presidential election tipped to give incumbent Filip Vujanovic a third mandate that would cement the ruling coalition's grip on power in the economically struggling EU hopeful.</p> <p>Vujanovic's sole challenger is former foreign minister Miodrag Lekic, who has managed to get the Balkan state's main opposition groups to overcome their bickering and back his candidacy.</p> <p>Polls closed at 1800 GMT, with voter turnout estimated at over 50 percent. No major irregularities were reported during the vote, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/montenegro-election-bring-country-closer-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Vujanović AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805044 at http://www.globalpost.com Both sides claim victory in Montenegro presidential poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/both-sides-claim-victory-montenegro-presidential-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Incumbent Filip Vujanovic declared victory in Sunday presidential polls in Montenegro but his sole challenger disputed his claim, describing it as a "coup d'etat" in a move that could plunge the tiny EU candidate Adriatic country into a political crisis.</p> <p>Vujanovic said he had won 51.3 percent of the votes, with his rival Miodrag Lekic trailing behind with 48.7 percent.</p> <p>But Lekic said that, with 97 percent of the vote counted, "citizens have brought me victory" at the polls.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/both-sides-claim-victory-montenegro-presidential-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Milo Đukanović Social Issues Vujanović War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805099 at http://www.globalpost.com Incumbent president claims victory in Montenegro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/both-sides-claim-victory-montenegro-president-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Petar Komnenic</p> <p>PODGORICA, Montenegro (Reuters) - Both sides claimed victory in Montenegro's presidential election on Sunday, raising the prospect of a dispute over the largely ceremonial post in the tiny Adriatic country as it bids to join the European Union.</p> <p>Based on his camp's own vote-count, incumbent Filip Vujanovic said he had won 51.3 percent of votes compared to 48.7 for opposition challenger Miodrag Lekic, a former diplomat.</p> <p>"This is the winning result," Vujanovic said in a televised address.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/both-sides-claim-victory-montenegro-president-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro Europe Social Issues Vujanović War Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:35:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805133 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegro opposition says won't accept Vujanovic victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegro-opposition-says-wont-accept-vujanovic-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Petar Komnenic</p> <p>PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegro's opposition refused on Monday to accept a third term for President Filip Vujanovic, a stance that could trigger instability in the tiny Adriatic state seeking European Union membership.</p> <p>Montenegrins were still awaiting the official results of Sunday's closely fought election for the largely ceremonial post that both sides said they had won.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegro-opposition-says-wont-accept-vujanovic-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Milo Đukanović Social Issues Vujanović War Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:01:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805627 at http://www.globalpost.com Montenegrin president wins third term, opposition cries foul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegrin-president-re-elected-opposition-cries-foul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Petar Komnenic</p> <p>PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic claimed a third term on Monday in the largely ceremonial post, but opposition allegations of election fraud could trigger instability in the tiny Adriatic republic seeking European Union membership.</p> <p>Election authorities declared Vujanovic winner of a Sunday election, but the narrow margin of victory marked a blow for the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) after more than two decades in power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegrin-president-re-elected-opposition-cries-foul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montenegro Podgorica Politics of Montenegro Social Issues Vujanović War Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:01:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805735 at http://www.globalpost.com