President of Montenegro

President of
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Milo Đukanović

since 20 May 2018
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, Predśednik Crne Gore, Предсједник Црне Горе) is the head of state of Montenegro. The current president is Milo Đukanović, who was elected in the first round of the 2018 presidential election with 53.90% 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.

Presidential Duties

This section is according to the Constitution of Montenegro, Article 88

The President shall:

  1. represent the Republic in the country and abroad;
  2. promulgate laws by ordinance;
  3. call elections for the Assembly;
  4. propose to the Assembly candidates for the Prime Minister, president and justices of the Constitutional Court;
  5. propose to the Assembly calling of a referendum.
  6. grant amnesty for criminal offences prescribed by the republican law;
  7. confer decoration and awards;
  8. 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.

Presidential Standards

Latest presidential election

Candidate Party Votes %
Milo ĐukanovićDemocratic Party of Socialists180,27453.90
Mladen BojanićIndependent111,71133.40
Draginja VuksanovićSocial Democratic Party27,4418.20
Marko MilačićTrue Montenegro9,4052.81
Hazbija KalačJustice and Reconciliation Party2,6770.80
Vasilije MiličkovićIndependent1,5930.48
Dobrilo DedeićSerb Coalition1,3630.41
Invalid/blank votes5,998
Registered voters/turnout532,59963.92
Source: DIK


Living former Presidents

NameTermDate of birth
Momir Bulatović 1990–1998 21 September 1956
Filip Vujanović 2003-2018 1 September 1954

See also

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