Montenegro politician to N1: I would like to see more democracy in both states

Montenegro politician to N1: I would like to see more democracy in both states

Montenegro politician to N1: I would like to see more democracy in both states Izvor: N1

Dritan Abazovic, the leader of the 'Black on White' list, a part of the opposition coalition which won the August general elections in Montenegro, told N1 on Monday he would like to see more democracy in Serbia, as well as in his country, adding both countries needed democratic institutions.

 Speaking form Podgorica, he also said Montenegro "needs (famous Italian judge who tried to overthrow the power of the Sicilian Mafia, Giovanni), Falcone."

Abazovic, a charismatic young politician, added the most generous patriotism in the region was the economy and that he was glad about Washington's documents signed by Belgrade and Pristina.

According to him, the most significant task new Montenegrin government will face is the fight against corruption and organised crime. "We need a Montenegrin Falcone," he said.

Although known to the Montenegrin public as the youngest member of the Parliament, his political engagement crossed the country's borders after the elections and intrigued the wider regional public.

However, he said the media in the region had a wrong perception, but started slowly realising that there was no apocalypse, but that only positive signals were coming from Montenegro.

"For the first time, the citizens of Montenegro show some maturity; the situation here is quite regular, the political situation has changed, the last authoritarian regime in Europe has been defeated, and a new parliament and government remain to be constituted. We hope that this new Parliament and the new government will have more success in many areas than the previous ones", Abazovic told N1.

He said he hoped the situation in the region would be better, adding that what happened in Montenegro was an encouragement to all those citizens in the area who believed that some change could happen.

"If it happened in Montenegro, then there is no country, not only in the region but in the world, where it cannot happen. If there was a country perceived as a private state, then it was Montenegro; if anywhere a citizen was not a bearer of sovereignty and their vote meant nothing, that was Montenegro ... And it is essential to understand that when something seems impossible, it is possible," Abazovic said.

Regarding the co-habitation with the head of state Milo Djukanovic whose party lost the elections, he said it would be a test of maturity.

Abazovic added he was not sure how everything would work out, since it was a new situation, but that he expected Djukanovic not to obstruct the formation of a new cabinet.

"And that will be the first major test for him. According to the Constitution, we cannot overthrow him, he is not elected in the Parliament, but directly, but what is clear is that he and his party have suffered a defeat," Abazovic said.

He added Djukanovic should resign out of moral reasons, but if he didn't, it wouldn't be a tragedy. However, he promised he would not allow Djukanovic any obstructions.

Regarding relations with Serbia's leadership and President Aleksandar Vucic, Abazovic said he hoped Podgorica would enter a new phase of relations with Belgarde, "and that they would be relaxed."

"Indeed, as someone who is a very well-minded politician from the neighbouring country, I would like to see more democracy in Serbia. I would like to see more democracy in Montenegro as well," Abazovic reiterated.

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