Montenegrin parliamentary election, 2012

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Montenegrin parliamentary election, 2012
Montenegro
← 2009 14 October 2012 2016 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
ECG Milo Đukanović 45.60 39 -7
DF Miodrag Lekić 22.82 20 +7
SNP Srđan Milić 11.06 9 -7
PCG Darko Pajović 8.24 7 New
BS Rafet Husović 4.17 3 +2
For Unity Genci Nimanbegu 1.45 1 -1
AK Fatmir Deka 1.05 1 0
HGI Marija Vučinović 0.40 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Igor Lukšić
DPS
Milo Đukanović
DPS

Early parliamentary elections were held in Montenegro on 14 October 2012.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling Coalition for a European Montenegro led by Milo Đukanović, which won 39 of the 81 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

Elections in Montenegro are free, with the right of secret ballot guaranteed. Because the country has a single national voting district, all votes cast at individual voting stations across the country went towards a single total. The electoral threshold was 3%, so electoral lists receiving under three percent of the total votes cast were crossed out, and the MPs within the assembly were split amongst the remaining lists. Seats were distributed by the D'Hondt method, which slightly favors leading lists above the smaller ones. The Parliament's mandate lasts four years.

Parties and coalitions[edit]

Several coalitions were formed or continued for the election:[2]

Coalition Constituent parties
Coalition for a European Montenegro Democratic Party of Socialists, the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party
Democratic Front Movement for Changes and New Serb Democracy
Serb National Alliance Party of Serb Radicals, the Democratic Serb Party and the Serbian National Council
Serb Unity Serbian People's Party, the Serb List, the Serb Homeland Party, the Serbian Radical Party and the Democratic Centre of Boka
Together Party of Pensioners, Disabled and Social Justice and the Yugoslav Communist Party of Montenegro
For Unity New Democratic Power – FORCA, Albanian Coalition "Perspective" and the Citizens Initiative
Albanian Coalition Democratic League in Montenegro, the Democratic Party and the Albanian Alternative.

A newly formed party, Positive Montenegro led by Darko Pajović, ran independently.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Coalition for a European Montenegro 165,380 45.60 39 –7
Democratic Front 82,773 22.82 20 +7
Socialist People's Party of Montenegro 40,131 11.06 9 –7
Positive Montenegro 29,881 8.24 7 New
Bosniak Party 15,124 4.17 3 +2
Serb Unity 5,275 1.45 0 New
For Unity 5,244 1.45 1 –1
Albanian Coalition 3,824 1.05 1 0
Serb National Alliance 3,085 0.85 0 New
Democratic Union of Albanians 2,848 0.79 0 –1
Croatian Civic Initiative 1,470 0.40 1 0
Together 1,384 0.38 0 New
Albanian Youth Alliance 531 0.15 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 5,764 1.59
Total 362,714 100 81
Registered voters/turnout 514,055 70.56
Source: State Electoral Commission of Montenegro

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