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Montenegro Albanians to Review Coalition Deal

Ethnic Albanian bloc says it will look again at its coalition agreement with the ruling parties, after judging that the deal had brought ethnic minorities few gains.

Milena Milosevic
BIRN
Podgorica

Genci Nimanbegu, an MP, said his FORCA coalition of Albanian parties, which entered parliament after October 2012 election, will soon review its coalition agreement with the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, and other government constituents.

“We signed an agreement five months ago but there are still no qualitative improvements in cooperation,” he told the Podgorica-based daily Dnevne novine on Monday.

The cooperation agreement, signed by seven political formations in November 2012, secured the formation of the current government after the DPS-led European Montenegro coalition failed to win an absolute majority of parliamentary seats.

Ethnic minority parties united to lobby jointly for better respect for minority rights and improved standards of living.

On May 12, the small Liberal Party, which run in the parliamentary election together with the DPS in the European Montenegro Coalition, said it was suspending participation in the coalition.

In a letter to Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister and president of the DPS, Andrija Popovic, the LP leader, said the coalition had tricked his party’s voters.

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