Montenegro’s President Milo Djukanovic wins most votes in presidential election – pollster
Milo Djukanovic, President of Montenegro and a candidate from the Democratic Party of Socialists, speaks to the media at a polling station during the presidential elections in Podgorica, Montenegro, March 19, 2023. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic
PODGORICA (Reuters) – Montenegro’s incumbent President Milo Djukanovic will face a run-off on April 2 after winning the most votes but falling short of the 50% needed to win outright in Sunday’s election, according to a pollster’s projection based on a sample of votes.
The projection by the Center for Monitoring and Research pollster predicted Djukanovic winning 36.3% of the vote. His likely opponent in the run-off would be Jakov Milatovic, a Western-educated and pro-European economist forecast to secure 26.5% of votes according to the group’s projection.