The ruling DPS party in Montenegro just before the pro-Serbian -pollster alliance

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Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic leaves a polling station with his wife Lidija during the parliamentary elections in Podgorica, Montenegro on August 30, 2020. REUTERS / Stevo Vasiljevic

PODGORICA (Reuters) – President Milo Djukanovic’s pro-Western Democratic Socialist Party (DPS) was in close contact against Montenegro’s pro-Serbian and pro-Russian alliance in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, pollster CEMI said in a preliminary forecast.

Based on just over 49% of the ballots from a sample of polling stations, the CEMI predicts that the DPS garnered 34.2% of the vote, while the alliance of predominantly Serbian nationalist parties, For the future of Montenegro, which wants closer ties with Serbia and Russia was just behind with 33.7%.

Peace is Our Nation, an alliance of centrist and pro-Western parties, came third with 12.6%, CEMI said.

Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Edited by David Evans

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