NGO Montenegro International has launched an initiative to the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of the Decision on the election of the President and members of the Government of Montenegro.
By the decision of the Parliament of Montenegro eight members – ministers were elected to head the non-existent ministries of the Government of Montenegro.
Montenegro International therefore asks the Constitutional Court to order the suspension of the execution of that Decision until a decision on its constitutionality and legality is made.
Ministers elected to head ministries that did not exist at the time of the election were:
Dr. Vladimir Leposavić to the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights;
Mr. Milojko Spajić to the Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare;
Ms. Tamara Srzentić to the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media;
Ms. Vesna Bratić to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports;
Mr. Jakov Milatović to the Ministry of Economic Development;
Mr. Aleksandar Stijović to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management;
Mr. Ratko Mitrović to the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism
Mr. Mladen Bojanić to the Ministry of Capital Investments;
At the time of the election, the Regulation on the organization and functioning of state administration was in force, which defines the existence of 17 ministries, among which there are no disputed ones. That is why the election of members of the Government – ministers at the head of those ministries is illegal. The decision of the Parliament of Montenegro is not legal, so even the disputable members of the government – ministers in charge of non-existent ministries cannot enjoy the status of legally and legitimately elected state administration bodies.
The Government is also aware of the illegality of the election of eight ministers, because the day after the election they passed the Regulation on Amendments to the Decree according to which the ministers were elected. As such decisions cannot be made subsequently, the new elected Government itself unequivocally confirmed that the election was illegal.