Milo Djukanovic

Montenegro Ruling Party Accused of Subverting Broadcaster's Independence

After sacking two members of the national broadcaster's managing council, drawn from the ranks of civil society, over  alleged conflicts of interest, Montenegro's parliament on Friday appointed their successors.

NGOs and activists voiced dismay over the appointments of former journalist Goran Sekulovic - considered close to the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS.

Montenegro Court Accused of Letting 'Coup' Witness Flee

Montenegro's main opposition alliance, the Democratic Front, accused the court and prosecution in Podgorica of negligence, alleging that Sasa Sindjelic had been allowed to abscond so he can avoid serving a 21-year jail sentence in Croatia.

The Democratic Front claimed on Monday that Sindjelic has left the country and is reportedly in Serbia.

Montenegro Calls Presidential Elections For April

Montenegro will hold presidential elections on April 15, after the speaker of parliament officially called the elections on Friday.

"I believe that elections will be held in a positive and democratic atmosphere and that we, all together, will prove why Montenegro is a leader in the region," Brajovic said, according to Radio Free Europe, RFE.