Montenegrin opposition protests vote results
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||20 April 2013|
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April 20, 2013
Opposition supporters rallied in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on April 20.
Opposition supporters have rallied in Montenegro's capital over alleged fraud in this month's presidential election.
Montenegro's electoral body has declared incumbent President Filip Vujanovic the winner of the April 7 vote.
His challenger, Miodrag Lekic, has cried foul over alleged vote-rigging.
Organizers said 10,000 people took part in the April 20 protest in Podgorica, while police put the number at 5,000.
Chanting "Thieves!" and carrying placards reading "Time for Change," the protesters said they would not accept a third term for Vujanovic.
They demanded that parliament annul the vote within 10 days and call a new election.
Observers have said that the election for the largely ceremonial post "generally met OSCE commitments."
Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa