President of Montenegro
Standard of the President of Montenegro
|Residence||Blue Palace in Cetinje|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Momir Bulatović|
|Formation||23 December 1990|
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The President of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Predsjednik Crne Gore) is the head of state of Montenegro. The current president is Filip Vujanović, who was reelected in the first round of the 2013 presidential election with 51.2% of the vote. The official residence of the President is the Blue Palace located in the former royal capital Cetinje.
This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 86
Each president has a term of 5 years in office. Each president can have two terms in office. The President is elected through direct and secret ballots. In the event of a state of war during term of office of the President of Montenegro shall be extended for as long as the state of war exists.
Termination of Mandate
This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 87
The term of office of the President shall cease when the term of office for which he has been elected expires, in the event of recall or by his resignation. The President may be recalled by the Assembly, only in case the Constitutional Court should decide that he has breached the provisions of the Constitution. The procedure to determine the breach of Constitution shall be instigated by the Assembly.
This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 88
The President shall:
- represent the Republic in the country and abroad;
- promulgate laws by ordinance;
- call elections for the Assembly;
- propose to the Assembly candidates for the Prime Minister, president and justices of the Constitutional Court;
- propose to the Assembly calling of a referendum.
- grant amnesty for criminal offences prescribed by the republican law;
- confer decoration and awards;
- perform all other duties in accordance with the Constitution.
The President shall be a member of the Supreme Defence Council.
Performance of Duties
This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 90
In case of termination of the term of office of the President, and until the election of the new President and in the case the President is temporarily prevented to perform his functions, his duties shall be assumed by the President of the Assembly and in case the Assembly is dissolved, by the Prime Minister
Promulgation of Laws
This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 89
The President shall promulgate a law by ordinance within seven days from the date of its adoption. The President may also, within seven days from the date of adoption of a law, request the Assembly to decide again on the same law. The President shall be bound to promulgate a law passed for the second time by the Assembly.
Latest presidential election
|Filip Vujanović||Democratic Party of Socialists||161,940||51.21|
|Miodrag Lekić||Democratic Front||154,289||48.79|
|Source: Electoral Commission|
List of Presidents
Living former Presidents
|Name||Term||Date of birth|
|Momir Bulatović||1990–1998||21 September 1956|
|Milo Đukanović||1998–2002||15 February 1962|
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