Poll moves Montenegro closer to EU
4 Pro-European Union leader Milo ÐjukanoviĆ won Montenegro’s presidential election to extend his dominance over the country’s politics.
The state election commission’s preliminary count showed he won 54.1% of last Sunday’s vote with 97% counted; Mladen BojaniĆ won 33.2% on a 63.9% turnout. BojaniĆ, a businessman, ran on a platform of closer ties with Russia.
ÐjukanoviĆ and his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led the Balkan republic of 620,000 people into Nato last year and he has pledged to complete talks for EU membership.