Prime Minister wins election

Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, has claimed victory in the country’s first general election since it declared independence in May. The former Yugoslav republic decided, in a referendum, to break away from its union with Serbia. The election was seen as a test of the Prime Minister’s popularity in the wake of this landmark decision. In a speech to his supporters, he said the elections proved the political stability of the country. His governing coalition has promised to seek rapid integration with the EU and crack down on organised crime. According to the Independent Centre for Monitoring, around 70 per cent of the electorate voted in the election.