Leader Of Coalition Together For Yugoslavia: There Will Be No Referendum On Montenegrin Independence

There will be no referendum on the independence of Montenegro, said Predrag Bulatovic, leader of the coalition Together for Yugoslavia and Chairman of the Socialist People's Party, after preliminary count of votes in Montenegrin parliamentary elections was made there. According to the first-hand information, the coalition Victory Is Montenegro's was elected winner by a narrow majority with 42.16 percent of the votes or 35 seats in parliament. The coalition Together For Yugoslavia received 40.8 percent of the votes which will secure it 33 parliamentary mandates. As a result the winners and their actual supporters may dispose of 44 mandates in the Montenegrin 77-seat parliament. Still, the new lay-out of forces in the parliament does not allow of changes to the Montenegrin Constitution -- proclamation of its independence, since the winners failed to secure the necessary qualified majority of two thirds of the votes.

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