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Protests Hit NATO Newcomer Montenegro Over Opposition Crackdown

Milo Djukanovic
Milo Djukanovic

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Parties opposed of Montenegro’s long-time leader, President Milo Djukanovic, are planning street rallies after police detained one of his biggest critics and another lawmaker took shelter in parliament fearing arrest.

The smallest former Yugoslav republic, which joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization last year, has been run by Djukanovic and his Democratic Party of Socialists since the 1991 fall of communism. Montenegro is also the most advanced candidate for membership in the European Union among the Balkan nations that have not yet joined.