|More than electing Podgorica’s mayor|
With the election of new mayors taking place in Montenegro on 19th July, the two old governing coalition partners – the predominant Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) – will again have to face their strained relations at the local-level in the capital, Podgorica. What began with separate candidate lists in May 2010′s local elections, and escalated with disagreements regarding several city bills, has now peaked with the SDP’s refusal to vote for the renewal of the mandate of Miomir Mugoša, the incumbent mayor and DPS candidate. Recent developments within the DPS add another important variable to the crisis.
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