Djukanovic also vowed to accelerate negotiations on the country’s joining the European Union.

 

NATO soldier

 

“Today we are glad to say that Montenegro would continue to follow the path of the certain European future, that within just several months we will ratify a protocol on Montenegro’s joining NATO and decide on the Montenegro’s NATO membership,” Dukanovic told his supporters late Sunday.

 

At the same time Montenegro’s opposition parties that are expected to enter the country’s parliament after Sunday elections said that they wanted to form a coalition to oust the government headed by Dukanovic from power.

 

The Montenegro’s opposition criticizes DPS plans to decide on the country’s joining NATO by parliament’s voting and demands to hold a nationwide referendum on the issue.

 

According to preliminary data, on the parliamentary elections Djukanovic’s party has 35 seats out of 81, while the majority – 41 were taken by the opposition parties.