Most of them described Đukanović as the leader of the party which ‘rejected’ Russia and led Montenegro into NATO last year and has pledged to complete talks for EU membership.
The Associated Press (AP) reported Đukanović and his party won by a landslide in the 2018 presidential elections and thus avoided the second round of elections. The AP also wrote the vote Sunday is the first since Montenegro joined the Western military alliance in December. The elections are seen as a test for Đukanović, who favors European integrations over closer ties with its traditional ally- Russia.
Đukanović and his party, the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), have ruled Montenegro for almost 30 years, writes the AP.
Reuters described Đukanović as a veteran pro-EU politician whose party led Montenegro in NATO and hopes to lead it into the European Union (EU). The Agency reminds of the presidential role which is largely ceremonial, but that Đukanović is expected to wield considerable power and influence policy through DPS.
The Russian news agency Tass also reported on Đukanović’s success, stating that the DPS leader pledged to push for Montenegro to become an EU member state by the end of his 5-year term.
The term of his rule by the end of a new presidential term will be 32 years, which brings him closer to the record of Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 40 years, reported Tass.
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