The Montenegrin Assembly has elected the 44th government, spearheaded by Prime Minister Milojko Spajić. The decision saw 46 MPs in favour, 19 against, and one abstention.
Following the appointment, Prime Minister Spajić took the oath of office in the Assembly, reading a brief section of his exposé, outlining the government’s action plan. He pledged that the administration would run for four years, and from 1st January next year, the minimum pension will be set at 450 euros. Additionally, within a year of the government’s formation, the average wage will reach 1,000 euros. Spajić also announced reduced working hours for employees and impending reforms of the health and pension systems.
The European Union’s Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, extended his congratulations to Montenegro’s new premier on his appointment. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for the Western Balkans to accelerate its reforms and demonstrate commitment. Congratulations on the formation of the new government; I look forward to collaborating with the prime minister,” Varhelyi posted on the Iks network.
The new Montenegrin government comprises three vice-presidents, two sectoral vice-presidents, and 17 ministers.