Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.
As a hodgepodge of small parties up against an administration where the recently ousted DPS is deeply entrenched, Montenegro’s new government will struggle to achieve much. But the change of government in itself gives hope for the future.
Democratic Party of Socialists to be excluded from government for the first time in 30 years as opposition parties form a broad coalition that gives them a majority in parliament.
Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?
Exuberant crowds gathered in Podgorica and other Montenegrin cities as opposition parties agreed to set aside their differences to form new government.
International observers report widespread abuses of office and state resources by ruling DPS, but the party will struggle to form a new government after it faced a widespread backlash against the controversial church law.
The long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists is neck and neck with the For the Future of Montenegro coalition, led by the pro-Russian Democratic Front.