Election actors’ promises one year later

In a month, it will be a year since the parliamentary elections were held in Montenegro, which is also an opportunity for the public to be reminded of the promises based on which citizens made their choices, and these are consolidated by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in the publication “Parliamentary Elections 2023 – Electoral Programmes”.

With this, the CCE continues the practice of publishing integral electoral programmes and electoral lists of parties and coalitions that participated in parliamentary elections, which is established in 2009. This ensures valuable material significant for assessing democratic processes and transparency, and serves as an effective tool for monitoring the fulfillment of promises by political actors and their leaders.

The last parliamentary elections featured 15 lists, four of which were minority lists, and ultimately, nine managed to secure parliamentary status. These were the elections with the lowest turnout since the introduction of multiparty system (56.6%), and also the first parliamentary elections not organized by the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS). Additionally, one list was predominantly made up of women.

The publication “Parliamentary Elections 2023 – Electoral Programmes” is part of the Political Memory edition, aimed at contributing to an objective analysis of political actors and their offers, as well as raising the level of political culture. That edition is intended for the academic community and researchers dealing with the analysis of the political scene in Montenegro, as well as other interested parties.

The publication “Parliamentary Elections 2023 – Electoral Programmes” was produced with the support of the Core Grant of the regional project SMART Balkans – Civil Society for a Connected Western Balkans, implemented by the Center for the Promotion of Civil Society (CPCD), the Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPM), and the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of CCE.

Nikola Obradović, Programme Assistant