Filip Vujanovic wins third term as Montenegro president

By bne IntelliNews April 9, 2013

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Incumbent Filip Vujanovic has won a third term as president of Montenegro with 51.2% of votes, the election commission announced on April 8, taking the first step towards resolving competing claims of victory from both challengers.

The president's only challenger, Miodrag Lekic, got 48.8% of votes, the electoral commission said, according to dpa. It notes that Vujanovic's winning margin was slim, totaling no more than 7,000 of the 327,000 votes cast.

Both the incumbent and the challenger had declared victory earlier in the day amid complaints that it was taking too long for the results to be released. Voting ended at 18;00 GMT on April 7.

The commission will now have to hear all pending complaints before the result is considered final. The opposition camp has alleged tampering with voter registries and ballots.

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