Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has endorsed President Milo Djukanovic’s Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) in the August 30 elections in Montenegro.
In a video message in Albanian, Montenegrin and English languages, Rama called on voters to vote for the DPS.
He stressed the “brotherly bonds” between the two countries, parties and himself and Djukanovic, and thanked him for “existing” for Albanians in Albania, Montenegro, and Kosovo, as well as for the whole region.
Rama praised Djukanovic’s “visionary and true leadership” in leading Montenegro towards independence, EU and prosperity. He warned Montenegrins against falling backwards while pushing for faster reforms.
“There is no one else today that can save the future of Montenegro than the man who saved it many times in the past, and the party which worked so hard and achieved so much until now in governing [Montenegro],” Rama stressed.
About 5 percent of the over 600 thousand population of Montenegro are of Albanian ethnicity. They are currently represented by one MP in the 81-seat parliament.
Five Albanians parties in Montenegro have for the first time formed a coalition and agreed to run with a joint list in the August 30 parliamentary elections.