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Montenegro president wins third term after hotly-disputed election results


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Montenegro president wins third term after hotly-disputed election results

Filip Vujanovic will serve a third term as president of Montenegro after narrowly winning Sunday’s election.

Vujanovic, who comes from the Democratic Party of Socialists, has held the largely ceremonial post since 2003 in the small Adriatic country of 680,000.

His victory is not without controversy. The opposition are describing the result as a ‘coup d’etat’.

The disagreement comes after Vujanovic and Miodrag Lekic, from the opposition main opposition bloc Democratic Front, both declared themselves winners.

The opposition is alleging fraud took place.

In the end, the country’s electoral commission gave Vujanovic 51.2 percent of the vote.

Last year, Montenegro began talks on EU membership with Brussels.

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