Prime Minister of Montenegro

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Premier of Montenegro
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Incumbent
Duško Marković

since 28 November 2016
Appointer Filip Vujanović
President of Montenegro
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Duke Božo Petrović-Njegoš
Formation 20 March 1879
Website www.gov.me
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The Prime Minister of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Premijer Crne Gore) (Premier of Montenegro), is the head of the Government of Montenegro. The role of the Prime Minister is to direct the work of the Government, and to submit to the Parliament the Government's Program, including a list of proposed ministers. The resignation of the Prime Minister will cause the fall of the Government.

The current Prime Minister, Duško Marković, member of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, was appointed by President Filip Vujanović on 28 November 2016.

History of the office

The first modern Montenegrin government was established on March 20, 1879, during the Principality of Montenegro. The title of the head of government was President of the Ministerial Council. On August 28, 1910 Montenegro was proclaimed a Kingdom. During both Principality and Kingdom, the office was of no major importance or influence but depended solely on the will of the Prince (later King) Nikola I.

After the capitulation of Montenegro to the Central Powers on January 15, 1916 during World War I, the Government went into exile and remained abroad until it ceased to exist.

After the decision of the Podgorica Assembly on November 26, 1918 to unify Montenegro with Serbia and the subsequent formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Stojan Protić became the Prime Minister of the newly formed Kingdom on December 20, 1918. However, the deposed King Nikola I continued to appoint Prime Ministers of Montenegro in exile until his death in 1921. The Government of Montenegro in exile ceased to exist shortly afterwards, in 1922.

Under the communist regime, Montenegro obtained its own government on March 7, 1945. On that day, a ministry for Montenegro was created within the government of Yugoslavia (as for all the other five republics), with a Minister for Montenegro in charge of creating the first real government of post-war Montenegro, which took place on April 17, 1945. Governments were headed by a Prime Minister until February 4, 1953, by a President of the Executive Council until January 15, 1991, and again by a Prime Minister since then.

List of Prime Ministers

Monarchy

  True People's Party   People's Party   Non-party

Socialist Republic

  Communist Party / League of Communists

Republic

  Democratic Party of Socialists

Living former Prime Ministers

Name Term Date of birth
Marko Orlandić 1974–1978 28 September 1930
Radivoje Brajović 1982–1986 11 January 1935
Radoje Kontić 1989–1991 31 May 1937
Milo Đukanović 1991–1998,
2003–2006,
2008–2010,
2012–2016
15 February 1962
Filip Vujanović 1998–2003 1 September 1954
Igor Lukšić 2010–2012 14 June 1976

See also

External links

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