The 43rd government of the country, which caused controversy with the “fundamental agreement” signed on 3 August in order to give “official status” to the Serbian Church in the country with Patriarch Porphyry of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the 43rd government of the country, at the session of the Montenegrin Parliament, which started at noon yesterday and continued until midnight. did not receive a vote of confidence.
While 50 of the 51 deputies participating in the session in the 81 deputies of the parliament voted “votes of no confidence”, 1 deputies gave a vote of confidence to the government.
Under the leadership of the United Reform Action (URA) People’s Movement leader Abazovic, who took office on April 28 with 45 yes votes from the parliament, “votes of no confidence” were given to the government by the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS), Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, Liberal Party, Bosniak Party, Democratic Union of Albanians. came from the ranks of the Genuine Montenegro and the Democratic Union.
Deputies who voted against the government noted that, in addition to the agreement signed with the Serbian Orthodox Church, Abazovic’s government abandoned the European Union agenda and could not get a vote of confidence due to corruption allegations.
Preparations for a vote of no confidence in the government
The government’s signing of a fundamental agreement with the Serbian Church led to protests in the country, and in the statement made by the DPS, it was stated that initiatives would be initiated for a vote of no confidence against the government in the parliament.
Montenegrin Parliament Speaker Danijela Djurovic called the parliament to an extraordinary session on 19 August and announced that a vote of confidence would be held for Prime Minister Abazovic.
Patriarch of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church Mihailo said that after the government’s main agreement with the Serbian Orthodox Church, there can be no talk of the existence of a country called Montenegro.
Speaking to a local news portal, Mihailo said, “As of now, Montenegro is now a Serb region and Montenegrins are Serbs. So there is no such country anymore. This is even worse than the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Enforcement of this will calm the Balkans. You can be sure that it will create a very difficult situation. It starts first with Cetin, here, with me.” had used the words.
Montenegro’s government, led by Krivokapic, also fell on February 4.
As a result of the no-confidence vote in the Montenegrin Parliament on February 4, the government led by Zdravko Krivokapic fell.
While 54 deputies voted in the vote, which was held at the request of both the opposition and some of the government partners, 43 of them voted for the government to fall.
In addition to the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Montenegrin Orthodox Church also operates in Montenegro, and there are conflicts between the two churches on various issues.
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