Montenegro's ex-Economy Minister Jakov Milatovic declares victory in run-off presidential vote

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  • Monday, 03 Apr 2023

Jakov Milatovic, a presidential candidate from the Europe Now Movement, speaks after the first results of the presidential election were announced, in Podgorica, Montenegro, April 2, 2023. REUTERS/Marko Djurica ??

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegro's former Economy Minister Jakov Milatovic declared victory in a presidential election run-off on Sunday, ahead of long-standing incumbent Milo Djukanovic.

"Tonight is the night we have been waiting for over 30 years and I wish you a happy this victory of all of us," Milatovic told cheering supporters of his right-centrist Europe Now Movement in its party headquarters in Podgorica.

"Within the next five years, we will lead Montenegro into the European Union," he said.

(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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