Chaos in Montenegro: Krivokapic left the session
Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic said tonight that he would not resign from that position and called on the MPs to initiate his removal.Source: Tanjug
Krivokapic told reporters in the hall of the Parliament of Montenegro, after he left the session at which his initiative for the removal of the Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, Vladimir Leposavic, was discussed due to his views on Srebrenica.
He added that the procedure is clear: "You can ask for trust in the Government or you can go to new elections", RTCG reports.
Krivokapic estimated that maybe the time has come for Montenegro to choose, as he stated, the best way.
"The only way that can lead Montenegro to a more certain future is what the victims are doing, and that is the members of the Government, to whom I, by coincidence, am the leader," Krivokapic said.
Speaking about the initiative for the removal of Leposavic, he said that he proposed "what is completely natural", and that is to ask for a declaration of confidence in one minister and that he followed the procedure according to the Constitution.
He also criticized the solutions in the Constitution, because, as he said, he thinks that there are different ways of solving that problem. When asked why he did not wait for the Assembly to appoint the director of the National Security Agency (ANB), Krivokapic said that he did it because it is another obstruction.
"We sent a request to the Assembly in a timely manner to submit its opinion," Krivokapic stated.
He added that the director of the ANB is a man of all citizens and that the fact that he proposed his appointment is another question.
"He should work in the interest of all of us, not me as prime minister, not any party," Krivokapic said. Asked why the Government gave agreements for some of the ambassadors without the consent of President Milo Djukanovic, Krivokapic said that they did everything they could.
He stated that they conducted consultations twice, that it was a position that was not written anywhere, and emphasized that they wanted to show good will. "Let's discuss those candidates who, in our opinion, are career future diplomats," Krivokapic said.
Member of Parliament and one of the leaders of the ruling Democratic Front, Milan Knezevic, told Krivokapic in a parliamentary debate that whatever the outcome of the vote on the dismissal of Minister Vladimir Leposavic, Krivokapic will no longer be prime minister.
"If you replace Leposavic with the help of DPS, you will no longer hold the prime minister's position, and if you do not replace him, you are no longer the prime minister either" Knezevic said.