BELGRADE - Montenegro's prime minister suggested that Russia was involved in an alleged coup attempt on the country's election day and he accused the opposition of collaborating with the Kremlin.
Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has announced that he is "leaving all state roles," the Beta agency is reporting.
Djukanovic also said that if his DPS party gets a mandate to form a government, he will be replaced at the cabinet's helm by Dusko Markovic, currently the party's deputy president.
Former Serbian Gendarmerie commander Bratislav Dikic has said that - during his arrest on October 16 for planning a coup in Montenegro - a Montenegrin policeman "planted evidence" on him, namely a phone and keys to a warehouse containing weapons.
Dikic is under arrest in Montenegro for allegedly plotting a coup on election day in Montenegro.
The Montenegrin Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday that hundreds of criminal complaints had been filed alleging electoral fraud and vote-buying in Sunday's general election, although international observers said thr polls were held in a competitive environment and that fundamental freedoms were generally respected.
PODGORICA — Montenegro's opposition claimed on Monday that an inconclusive parliamentary election was packed with irregularities, including the authorities' blocking of popular messaging services on election day, VOA reports.
BELGRADE - Montenegro will join NATO within several months, head of the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said after parliamentary elections held on Sunday.
He also vowed to accelerate negotiations on the country's joining the European Union.