Dialogue in Montenegrin way

Poslanici u Skupštini Crne Gore (Foto: CdM)

Decision rendered by Democrats and URA Civic Movement was welcomed by the European  officials yesterday. They say it’s a good signal and that they will be monitoring carefully the implementation of the “Brussels plan”. However, the decision has sparked off numerous reactions at domestic scene, especially in the opposition, whose members have taken this opportunity to attack each other.

CEO of Civic Alliance, Mr Boris Raonić, says that agreement between DPS and Democrats, which was formulated two days ago, is a good thing.

“There are shortcomings certainly, from some procedural reasons to concrete solutions, but it could be a basis for future talks. Also, more proactive attitude of the EU regarding the crisis is encouraging. It is necessary for the opposition now to establish serious communication in order to come to the basic idea – creating conditions for citizens to express their free will in the elections. They all have specific strategies now: Democrats see the solution in the amendments to the electoral law and the Law on Public Service, the rest of the opposition sees the solution in the control of the process. Only URA sticks to the agreement signed with the citizens”, says Mr Raonić.

He says that it would be good if the USA took more proactive role, but without the interference of expert public.

“Communication shouldn’t continue through media but behind closed doors”, said Mr Raonić.

Political analyst, Mr Sergej Sekulović, has no doubt that the EU is more active in this process. However, the problem is the fact that opposition is not united.

“They are faced with a very important decision-making process. Regardless of political points, I think that the dynamics of the process will require serious engagement of every party. Another scenario is possible too – the second part of the opposition boycotting the activities of the Working group and Democrats giving up on the achievement of their objectives. I believe that public interest has to prevail. We’ll see”, says Mr Sekulović.

Touching on the theme of joint actions of the opposition, Mr Sekulović thinks that it’s not in their own interest.

“There are at least two blocks in the opposition, maybe even three. There’s a high level of animosity within opposition and lack of trust and it interferes with any coordinated action. I believe that in this process, reform of electoral legislation, strengthening institutions, assuming responsibility and control mechanisms over specific processes should be more important than anything”, concludes Mr Sekulović.

Political analyst, Mr Ranko Đonović, thinks that agreements really are necessary.

“Members of the opposition should be aware that, so far, they have caused so much damage to themselves”, says Mr Đonović in his statement.

Talking about the current affairs, Mr Đonović thinks it would be strange if Democrats dwelt upon a devastating politics.

“If they are determined to change policies, they shouldn’t think about the rest of the opposition. If they persist with what they started, Democrats could actually be the biggest winners. They could be part of the government”, points out Mr Đonović.

He firmly believes that Democrats will take over a great part of electorate thanks to this new political course.

However, he doesn’t believe they will be able to withstand the pressure exerted by the rest of the opposition.

“If Democrats and URA became part of government, the rest of the opposition would just be out. We’ll see if they will figure that out”, concluded Mr Đonović.


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