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Based on 83 percent of sample data processed Djukanovic and Milatovic won the highest number of votes

19. Mar. 2023. in news

According to the pieces of information obtained from the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), based on 83 percent of sample data processed, in the Presidential Elections in Montenegro, the candidate Milo Djukanovic won 35.4 percent, Jakov Milatovic, M.Sc. 29.2 percent, Andrija Mandic 19.1 percent, Aleksa Becic M.Sc. 11 percent, Assistant Professor Draginja Vuksanovic Stankovic 3.2 percent, Goran Danilovi 1.3 percent and Jovan Radulovic 0.8 percent of votes.

The head of CeMI’s mission, Ana Nenezic, said that this is the eighth CeMI’s conference.

“The sample is stable so we can state that the data won’t change significantly, and you can still follow filling up of the sample up to 100 percent live on our website and application", said Nenezić.

She noted that CeMI had 10,741 unique visits to the site, as well as 1.4 thousand visits every minute.

"This is a proof of how much our citizens trust us, and that is something we are particularly proud of," Nenezic said.

In answering journalists’ questions, she reminded that for the presidential elections, if a candidate has 50+ percent of the votes in the first round, the victory can be declared.

"In this case, we have two results, Đukanovic 35.40 percent and Milatovic 29.2 percent, which means that they are the candidates who will compete in the second round of the presidential elections," explained Nenezić.

She pointed out that earlier it was expected that those who make up the parliamentary majority would have a greater chance of being more competitive candidates in the elections.

"Our assessment is that the presidential campaign itself was, from the very beginning, a prelude to early parliamentary elections, scheduled for June 11th. Considering that we have a constant growth of the Europe Now Movement, this shows that Montenegrin citizens have significant confidence in them, as well as that the increase in votes is happening on the account of the Democratic Front and the Democrats," said Nenezic.

Asked if she could make predictions for the second round based on the current results, she replied that she would not make such assessments, because it is early.

"In the first part of the campaign, both parties focused on economic and social issues as well as European integrations. We need to see what kind of message they will send now and what they think is important and why citizens should support them," concluded Nenezic.