Positive Montenegro

Positive Montenegro
Pozitivna Crna Gora
Позитивна Црна Гора
Leader Azra Jasavić
Founder Darko Pajović
Founded 26 May 2012
Headquarters Moskovska 159, Podgorica
Ideology Social liberalism[1]
Political position Centre
Colours Blue, orange
Parliament
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Local Parliaments
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Website
www.pozitivnacrnagora.me

Positive Montenegro (Montenegrin: Pozitivna Crna Gora; Позитивна Црна Гора) is an extra-parliamentary socially liberal[1] political party in Montenegro. The party was founded in May 2012 by former environmental activist Darko Pajović.[2][3]

History

In the 2012 parliamentary elections, PCG became an opposition parliamentary party, winning 8.4% of popular vote, and 7 seats in Parliament. However, during the its first parliamentary mandate the Party went through significant turbulence. During 2013 due to disagreement with the leadership of the party, one MP has stopped being a member of the party. In 2014, the Party encountered a big split, after which second one became an independent MP and the third one was involved in the foundation of the new political party URA. In 2016 the fourth one MP left the party and resigned as a MP from reason of disagreement with Party decision to support the government.

On 27 January 2016, despite formerly being an opposition party, PCG provided the ruling DPS with 3 votes necessary to win the government confidence vote, after the junior partner SDP left the government due to allegations of electoral fraud and political corruption, therefore forming a new ruling majority. Following this vote, national media and other opposition parties accused the party for deceiving and betraying its voters in order to save Prime Minister Đukanović.[4] In turn, in June 2016 Pajović was appointed as the President of the Parliament, position formerly held by Ranko Krivokapić (SDP), and held the position until October 2016.

After PCG lost its parliamentary status at the 2016 parliamentary election in which it won 1,32% of the votes, Pajović announced his resignation as the party leader, leaving Vice President Azra Jasavić to serve as acting President until the next party congress.

Elections

Parliamentary elections

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Government
2012 29,881 8.24%
7 / 81
7 government*
2016 5,062 1.32%
0 / 81
7 non-parliamentary
  • Opposition (2012–2016)
  • Government (2016)

References

  1. 1 2 Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. "Montenegro parliament's dissolution draws mixed response". SETimes.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  3. "News - Montenegrin ruling party leader could run for president, PM". B92. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  4. http://www.vijesti.me/vijesti/pajovic-jasavic-i-tuponja-spasili-dukanovica-izdali-birace-872171


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