PODGORICA, Montenegro -- Presidential elections will be held on April 6th, Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic announced on Thursday (January 17th). These will be the first presidential elections since Montenegro became an independent state. Krivokapic urged voters to participate and invited the EU and other international organisations to send monitors.
Later in the day, the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) announced that incumbent President Filip Vujanovic would seek re-election. The opposition Movement for Changes is nominating its leader, Nebojsa Medojevic, to run, while the opposition Serb People's Party plans to nominate Andrija Mandic. (RTCG, Antena M, AP, DPA - 17/01/08)