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    Montenegro Protesters Demand President's Departure, Creation of Civil Unity Govt

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    BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The organizers of mass anti-government protests in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica signed an agreement early on Sunday demanding the resignation of President Milo Dukanovic and the cabinet, as well as the creation of a civil unity government led by a non-partisan prime minister.

    "We are angered but apart from that we see that the citizens of [Montenegro] have hope and faith. We will not allow anyone to divide us […] Therefore we are telling them from the Independence square that there is only one division — the criminals and free and honest citizens of Montenegro", Demir Hodzic, one of the participants, said during the demonstration that was live-streamed on the civil movement's Facebook page.

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    The leaders of Montenegro's opposition parties, such as Democratic Front, Democrats, Social Democratic Party, Socialist People's Party, Demos, signed the so-called "Agreement on the Future" during the demonstration.

    The document asked for a joint participation of the opposition forces in the elections and the agitation against the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS).

    Namely, the opposition is demanding the creation of a technical government of civil unity where DPS, its opponents and independents would have an equal representation and which would be led by a non-partisan prime minister, as well as the holding of fair and transparent parliamentary elections.

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