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Montenegro, an EU hopeful, to vote on a new government backed by anti-Western and pro-Russian groups

Associated Press

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — After months of political bickering, the parliament in NATO member and EU candidate Montenegro is set to vote Monday on a proposed new government that will hinge on support from pro-Russian and anti-Western groups. A recently formed centrist “Europe Now” coalition that advocates the small Balkan country joining the European Union won early parliamentary elections in June, but without enough support to form a government on its own. Following months of negotiations, the winning coalition received support from a staunchly pro-Russian and pro-Serbian group on condition that one of its leaders becomes the parliament speaker on Monday.

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