According to the Commission, the 2012 parliamentary elections in Montenegro need to be investigated due to allegations about election irregularities. On 28 February, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neigbourhood policy Štefan Füle met with leader of the Montenegrin opposition party Movement for Changes Nebojsa Medojevic in Brussels. According to the Commission, the main focus of their meeting were the recent publications of audio recordings indicating irregularities in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in 2012 as well as alleged intentions to influence unduly the voters’ list. Mr. Füle commented, “we expect the authorities to fully investigate any allegations in this context and we will continue to monitor this matter closely, notably in the context of the upcoming presidential elections.”
On 7 December 2012, the report by OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission which monitored the Parliamentary elections in Montenegro had reported, “the early parliamentary elections took place in a peaceful and pluralistic environment…However, the high number of allegations of state and party confluence and election irregularities expressed by interlocutors indicated a lack of public confidence in the electoral process.”
Full Article: Elections in Montenegro needs review | New Europe.