Montenegrin parliamentary election, 1905

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Parliamentary elections were held in Montenegro for the first time on 27 November 1905.[1] Prince Nicholas issued a manifesto on 5 November announcing the establishment of a representative assembly with free elections.[1] One member was elected from each of the 56 military districts of the country, with a further four members elected from Cetinje, Nikšić, Podgorica and Ulcinj.[2] The new Parliament was opened in Cetinje on 19 December, where a new liberal constitution was proclaimed, converting the country into a constitutional monarchy.[3] The government was appointed by the prince and consisted of six ministers and three ecclesiastical deputies representing the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church and Muslims.


  1. ^ a b "News in Brief" The Times, 6 November 1905, p5, issue 37857
  2. ^ "The Montenegrin Constitution", The Times, 22 December 1905, p4, issue 37897
  3. ^ "News in Brief", 20 December 1905, p5, issue 37895