Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum
Nato in defence of peace: 2016 and beyond
On 15 January 1998 Milo Djukanović became the President of the Republic, having won in direct elections on 19 October 1997. He remained in office until 25 November 2002, when, as the leader of “The Democratic Coalition for European Montenegro'', which won the October parliamentary elections, he was nominated to be Prime Minister in order to appoint the members of the Government of Montenegro. He was elected Prime Minister on 8 January 2003. He was the leader of the Bloc for Independent Montenegro. Under his leadership the citizens of Montenegro, in a referendum held on 21 May 2006, made a historic decision on the renewal of Montenegrin independence. In the elections held on 10 September 2006, the Coalition for European Montenegro - Milo Djukanovic - DPS - SDP achieved absolute victory. After the restoration of State independence and international sovereignty, when Montenegro achieved the biggest political goal, and after the convincing victory of democratic and pro-European forces in the September elections, the foundations of independent Montenegro were consolidated, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, in early October 2006, decided to withdraw from the highest governmental functions.
He was a Member of the Parliament of Montenegro from October 2006 to 28 February 2008. Due to an expressed need at the time, he was elected the Prime Minister of Montenegro on 29 February 2008. Again, he decided to withdraw from office as the Prime Minister of Montenegro on 21 December 2010.
Milo Djukanovic was re-elected President of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro at the Sixth Congress held on 21 May 2011. Following the victory of the Coalition ''European Montenegro - Milo Djukanovic'' in parliamentary elections held in October 2012, he was nominated the Prime Minister to appoint the members of the Government. He was elected Prime Minister on 4 December 2012.