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Djukanovic set fair to retain power in Montenegro

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Djukanovic set fair to retain power in Montenegro

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Exit polls in the Montenegrin elections indicate that the ruling DPS party, which has run the former Yugoslav republic since it split away from Serbia in 2006, will retain power.

The DPS and its leader, Milo Djukanovic, have in fact been in office for over two decades, and are keen to oversee the country’s entry into the EU.

However the DPS has been dogged for years by allegations of cronyism and corruption and will face intense scrutiny from Brussels.

It could still be years before the country receives final approval.

The exit polls are giving the DPS 46% of the vote, which would represent a strong parliamentary majority if confirmed, and around 24% for the opposition.