Early projections of election results at Montenegro’s presidential runoff vote suggest economy expert and political novice Jakov Milatovic won, defeating incumbent Milo Djukanovic.
The contest's outcome will likely determine the balance of power in the Balkan nation ahead of a snap parliamentary vote due in June, following months of gridlock after the government collapsed in August.
Authorities are verifying the identity of the former South Korean cryptocurrency king, who was apprehended at the Podgorica airport with forged documents.
Montenegro's veteran President Milo Djukanovic, who served as president or prime minister for 33 years, will face a run-off election on April 2 against Jakov Milatovic after both candidates failed to secure a 50 percent majority in Sunday's vote.
A man activated high-powered explosive device upon entering the court building in Podgorica and died instantly, police said.
Election of new president is seen as a crucial step to end months-long political deadlock after incumbent Milo Djukanovic rejected a new prime minister-designate.
In anticipation of the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Europe, the European Union is holding a one-day summit in Tirana, Albania, with leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Moscow has interfered in more than two dozen countries since 2014 by bankrolling candidates and political parties in bid to gain influence, a declassified intelligence assessment claims.
Within two months, four Western Balkan countries, including three NATO member states, faced cyberattacks on public institutions.
Lawmakers vote 50-1 to oust PM Dritan Abazovic's government, just weeks after he signed a deal regulating position of Serbian Orthodox Church in the Adriatic nation.
The incident took place in Cetinje after the shooter was involved in a family dispute, but was later killed after firing at police officers.
The new media platform targets seven countries in the Balkans, and will publish content in multiple languages, including Albanian, Bosnian and Macedonian.
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