President of Montenegro

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President of
Montenegro
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Standard of the President of Montenegro
Milo Đukanović in 2010 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Milo Đukanović

since 20 May 2018
ResidenceBlue Palace in Cetinje
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMomir Bulatović
Formation23 December 1990
Websitehttp://www.predsjednik.me
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The President of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Predsjednik Crne Gore, Predśednik Crne Gore, Предсједник Црне Горе) is the head of state of Montenegro. The current president is Milo Đukanović, who was elected in the first round of the 2018 presidential election with 53.90% 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 97

The President of Montenegro shall be elected for the period of five years.

The same person may be elected the President of Montenegro maximum two times.

The President of Montenegro shall assume the duty on the date of taking an oath before the Members of the Parliament.

If the mandate of the President expires during the state of war or the state of emergency, the mandate shall be extended for maximum 90 days after the end of circumstances that have caused that state.

The President of Montenegro shall not perform any other public duty.

Presidential Duties[edit]

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

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 95

The President of Montenegro:

  1. Represents Montenegro in the country and abroad;
  2. Commands over the Army on the basis of the decisions of the Defense and Security Council;
  3. Proclaims laws by Ordinance;
  4. Calls for the elections for the Parliament;
  5. Proposes to the Parliament: candidate for the Prime Minister, after consultations with the representatives of the political parties represented in the Parliament; President and judges of the Constitutional Court; Protector of human rights and liberties;
  6. Appoints and revokes ambassadors and heads of other diplomatic missions of Montenegro abroad, at the proposal of the Government and after obtaining the opinion of the Parliamentary Committee responsible for international relations;
  7. Accepts letters of accreditation and revocation of the foreign diplomats;
  8. Awards medals and honors of Montenegro;
  9. Grants amnesty;
  10. Performs other tasks stipulated by the Constitution or the law.

Performance of Duties[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 99

In case of cessation of mandate of the President of Montenegro, until the election of the new President, as well as in the case of temporary impediment of the President to discharge his/her duties, the Speaker of the Parliament shall discharge this duty.

Promulgation of Laws[edit]

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 94

The President of Montenegro shall proclaim the law within seven days from the day of adoption of the law, that is, within three days if the law has been adopted under a speedy procedure or send the law back to the Parliament for new decision-making process.

The President of Montenegro shall proclaim the re-adopted law.

Latest presidential election[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Montenegro (independent country, 2006–present)[edit]

Montenegro became an independent state on 3 June 2006.

President Term of office
Portrait Name
(Lifespan)
Party Election Took office Left office Duration
1 Filip Vujanović June 2015 (cropped).jpg Filip Vujanović
Филип Вујановић
(born 1954)
Democratic Party of Socialists 2008
2013
3 June 2006 20 May
2018
11 years, 351 days
2 Milo Đukanović in 2010 (cropped).jpg Milo Đukanović
Мило Ђукановић
(born 1962)
Democratic Party of Socialists 2018 20 May 2018 Incumbent 1 year, 144 days

Living former Presidents[edit]

Name Term Date of birth
Filip Vujanović 2003-2018 1 September 1954

Presidential Standards[edit]

See also[edit]

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