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The head of the biggest Montenegro opposition party will have to prove his leadership capacities on October 14 following the defection of some senior colleagues to the new Democratic Front.
The university academic, former diplomat and author of several books has re-appeared as leader of the new opposition Democratic Front since July.
He seemed like a breath of fresh air when he took over in late 2010, but, as the Prime Minister’s troubles have mounted, much of the initial enthusiasm felt for him has since faded.
He may have resigned from frontline politics in 2010, but the veteran leader still wields significant political and economic influence.
Italy’s A2A has been a major actor in Montenegro’s former state-owned power utility since 2009.
A look at the three main players in the Montenegro-Italy power deals
The Facebook-savvy Prime Minister wows many with his techno-friendly approach - but critics maintain he is no more than the long arm of the country’s former strongman, Milo Djukanovic.
The man who became Montenegro’s prime minister at 29 is at last bowing out, though questions remain about his business activities and the fortune he accumulated in his long career.
On the eve of a Balkan tour, the newly appointed EU Enlargement Commissioner says he well understands the importance of free travel to Western Europe.