April 24, 2019 - The session of the Municipal Assembly of Kotor, where the councilors will decide on the Proposal for the dismissal of the President of the Municipality of Kotor Vladimir Jokic, is scheduled for today at noon. The proposal for the removal of Jokić was jointly filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and opposition parties in that city - the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), the Social Democrats (SD) and the Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI).
Several leaders of local administration announced resignations if today’s Assembly replaces President of the Municipality Vladimir Jokic.
"If the Assembly of the Municipality of Kotor at the session of 24 April decides on the dismissal of the President of the Municipality, we will submit irrevocable resignations to the functions we perform, considering it as a professional and moral obligation, "says the letter submitted to the Radio
Kotor. Assembly of Kotor president Dragica Perović, Vice President of the Municipality Milivoje Mišo Samardžić, Secretary of the Assembly Maja Mršulja, Chief administrator Veljko Vujović, Director of Cultural Center Nikola Đurković Marija Bernard, Secretary of the Secretariat for Property-Legal Affairs Željko Dapčević, Secretary of the Secretariat for General Administration Marina Bjelja and Director of Information Center Ida Waldegg signed the letter.
The SDP initiated Jokić's dismissal as considered that he had made several illegal decisions, including for Port of Kotor, and their proposal supported opposition parties at the local level.
A public gathering precedes the debate on this initiative in support of Vladimir Jokić organized by Democratic Party of Montenegro, scheduled for 11 am in front of the palace Bizanti.
On the occasion of today's session of the Assembly, and after the last meeting of the Municipal Committee, the SDP made a statement saying that “SDP Kotor fully backed the foundation of the Club's commitment to the Municipal Assembly - which has persistently and publicly held last year and day in the Assembly Kotor Municipality.
Kotor reiterates its readiness to continue, despite the unprecedented blatant absence of individual members of the ruling majority, attempting to preserve power within the existing majority, trying to make a modest contribution to the struggle of citizens in the protest ODUPRISE 97000," according to the SDP statement