April 7, 2013, midnight
Incumbent President Filip VUJANOVIC was re-elected in the Republic of Montenegro’s presidential election. Preliminary results show that VUJANOVIC, of the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) earned 51 percent of the vote, compared to opponent Miodrag LEKIC’s 49 percent. Although he ran in this election as an independent, LEKIC has been endorsed by the Democratic Front (bloc) and the Socialist People’s Party. The opposition has refused to recognize VUJANOVIC’s victory, maintaining that LEKIC won. In spite of allegations against VUJANOVIC, international observers from the OSCE stated that the election was “professionally and efficiently administered. Candidates campaigned freely and fundamental rights to expression, movement and association were mostly respected.” Both the DF and Positive Montenegro claim they will continue to boycott parliament until official results are released.