Cetinje municipal election, 2013

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The 2013 Old Royal Capital Cetinje municipal elections was held in Montenegro on Saturday, November 16, 2013 to elect representatives in the City Parliament of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje. All 33 seats were up for elections. In the previous mandate (2010 - 2013), Cetinje was governed by Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), with mayor Aleksandar Bogdanović.

There was eight parties which participated in the elections, and DPS won the absolute majority or 19 seats in City Parliament.

Election Law[edit]

Under Montenegrin Election Law, lists and parties on the local elections must require support 3% of voters to gain one seat in the City Parliament. On every list, there must be 33 candidates for deputies or less.

Deputies in the City Parliament are voting for new mayor, with minimum support of 51 percent.

Parties and campaign[edit]

Before campaign started, eight different parties signed their candidatures for the elections. City Elections' Commission verified all the lists.

Participants[edit]

Officially, participants of the Cetinje municipal elections 2013 were sorted by order and names from the next list:

Number Party Name of the list
1
Movement for the Rule of Law Pokret za časno Cetinje
2
Rightly Montenegro Pravda za prijestonicu
3
Democratic Party of Socialists Da pobijedi Cetinje! - Milo Đukanović
4
Liberal Party Za Cetinje, nego što
5
Social Democratic Party Možemo bolje
6
Civic Front Građanski front - Miodrag Lekić
7
Positive Montenegro Srcem za Cetinje
8
Socialist People's Party Za naše Cetinje - istinsku prijestonicu Crne Gore

Campaign[edit]

Campaign for the local elections started during the first half of October 2013. During that period, the governing DPS with the slogan "Simply Better!" highlighted the results of local government's work during the previous mandate as the garancy of good work in the future. Leader of DPS list was Mayor of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje Aleksandar Bogdanović.

Opposition parties criticized projects and priorities of the local government from the past period. During the finish of campaign, opposition parties announced their past-elections coalition if they gain majority of votes.

Opinion polls[edit]

One week before elections, few medias reported about public opinion poll (http://www.pobjeda.me/2013/11/06/istrazivanje-javnog-mnjenja-dps-na-lokalnim-izborima-na-cetinju-osvojice-apsolutnu-vecinu/#.UuO46fs1jGg). The results indicated a big majority for the Democratic Party of Socialists - Da pobijedi Cetinje! - Milo Đukanović(48.5%).

Voters and poll[edit]

On the Cetinje municipal elections 2013, voting right had 14,868 citizens from the whole territory of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje.

There was 39 polling stations.

Results[edit]

e • d  Summary of the results of the 16 November 2013 election to Old Royal Capital Cetinje City Parliament
Party/List Votes % Seats
Movement for the Rule of Law - Pokret za časno Cetinje 141 1.39% 0
Rightly Montenegro - Pravda za prijestonicu 165 1.63% 0
Democratic Party of Socialists - Da pobijedi Cetinje! - Milo Đukanović 5,165 51.07% 19
Liberal Party - Za Cetinje, nego što! 135 1.33% 0
Social Democratic Party - Možemo bolje 1,532 15.15% 5
Civic Front - Građanski front - Miodrag Lekić 1,071 10.59% 3
Positive Montenegro - Srcem za Cetinje 1,518 15.08% 5
Socialist People's Party - Za naše Cetinje - istinsku prijestonicu Crne Gore 386 3.82% 1


On the election day, Democratic Party of Socialists - Da pobijedi Cetinje! - Milo Đukanović won the huge majority of votes and gained 19 of 33 seats in the City Parliament. Four other lists gained the seats in the City Parliament.

Month after the elections, representatives in the City Parliament elected Aleksandar Bogdanović for a Mayor of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje. That was the second mandate for him at the position of the Mayor.

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