President of Montenegro

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President of
Montenegro
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Standard of the President of Montenegro
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Incumbent
Filip Vujanović

since 22 May 2003
Residence Blue Palace in Cetinje
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Momir Bulatović
Formation 23 December 1990
Website http://www.predsjednik.me
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Constitution

The President of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Предćедник Црне Горе, Predśednik Crne Gore) is the head of state of Montenegro. The current president is Filip Vujanović, who was reelected in the first round of the 2013 presidential election with 51.2% of the vote. The official residence of the President is the Blue Palace located in the former royal capital Cetinje.

Term[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 86

Each president has a term of 5 years in office. Each president can have two terms in office. The President is elected through direct and secret ballots. In the event of a state of war during term of office of the President of Montenegro shall be extended for as long as the state of war exists.

Termination of Mandate[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 87

The term of office of the President shall cease when the term of office for which he has been elected expires, in the event of recall or by his resignation. The President may be recalled by the Assembly, only in case the Constitutional Court should decide that he has breached the provisions of the Constitution. The procedure to determine the breach of Constitution shall be instigated by the Assembly.

Presidential Duties[edit]

The "Jadranka" Presidential Yacht
The Blue Palace, the President's house in Cetinje

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 88

The President shall:

  1. represent the Republic in the country and abroad;
  2. promulgate laws by ordinance;
  3. call elections for the Assembly;
  4. propose to the Assembly candidates for the Prime Minister, president and justices of the Constitutional Court;
  5. propose to the Assembly calling of a referendum.
  6. grant amnesty for criminal offences prescribed by the republican law;
  7. confer decoration and awards;
  8. perform all other duties in accordance with the Constitution.

The President shall be a member of the Supreme Defence Council.

Performance of Duties[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 90

In case of termination of the term of office of the President, and until the election of the new President and in the case the President is temporarily prevented to perform his functions, his duties shall be assumed by the President of the Assembly and in case the Assembly is dissolved, by the Prime Minister

Promulgation of Laws[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 89

The President shall promulgate a law by ordinance within seven days from the date of its adoption. The President may also, within seven days from the date of adoption of a law, request the Assembly to decide again on the same law. The President shall be bound to promulgate a law passed for the second time by the Assembly.

Presidential Standards[edit]

President of Montenegro
Presidential Standard on Land 
President of Montenegro
Presidential Standard Afloat 

Latest presidential election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Filip Vujanović Democratic Party of Socialists 161,940 51.21
Miodrag Lekić Democratic Front 154,289 48.79
Invalid/blank votes 10,574
Total 326,803 100
Registered voters/turnout 511,405 63.90
Source: Electoral Commission

List of Presidents[edit]

Living former Presidents[edit]

Name Term Date of birth
Momir Bulatović 1990–1998 21 September 1956
Milo Đukanović 1998–2002 15 February 1962

See also[edit]

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