Montenegro’s ex-Economy Minister Jakov Milatovic declares victory in run-off presidential vote By Reuters

© Reuters. Jakov Milatovic, a presidential candidate from the Europe Now Movement, speaks after the first results of the presidential election were announced, in Podgorica, Montenegro, April 2, 2023. REUTERS/Marko Djurica ??

PODGORICA (Reuters) – Montenegro’s former Economy Minister Jakov Milatovic declared victory in a presidential election run-off on Sunday, ahead of long-standing incumbent Milo Djukanovic.

“Tonight is the night we have been waiting for over 30 years and I wish you a happy this victory of all of us,” Milatovic told cheering supporters of his right-centrist Europe Now Movement in its party headquarters in Podgorica.

“Within the next five years, we will lead Montenegro into the European Union,” he said.