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PM Marković on occasion of Day of Parliamentarism: Defence of spirit of parliamentarism is defence of state sustainability

PM Marković on occasion of Day of Parliamentarism: Defence of spirit of parliamentarism is defence of state sustainability
Published date: 31.10.2018 14:01 | Author: PR Service

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Montenegro, Podgorica (31 October 2018) -- Prime Minister Duško Marković noted today, at the 112th anniversary of the formation of the first National Assembly of Montenegro, that history has shown that defence of the spirit of Parliamentarism in Montenegro is essentially a defence of state sustainability.

"Under the guise of national will, at the so-called Podgorica Assembly, the name of Montenegro was erased, along with the Montenegrin Parliament as the basis for the sovereignty of every modern state. These days will be marked a hundred years from this tragic event. We are witnessing that today we have among us those who want to celebrate this date, thus glorifying, in that manner, the Montenegrin state disappearance. Behind this, there is a clear message that even today, if they could they would deal with Montenegrin statehood in a similar way, striking first the foundations of parliamentarism. Therefore, I consider that the defence of the spirit of Parliamentarism in Montenegro is essentially a defence of state sustainability. I hope that we have all together mastered this democratic lesson - that the state is not protected and promoted by storming the Parliament building, just like the boycotting a parliamentary life. On the contrary! In this sense, from this place and on this solemn occasion, I appeal to all political party actors in our country to never forget it," Prime Minister Duško Marković said at the celebration.

Prime Minister  Marković said that the parliament is a place where the coexistence of different political cultures exists and that its pluralism has the ability to broaden our aspects, ensuring the quality that no autonomous system of political value can provide in decision making.

"The decisions of our Assembly are a common necessity of all Montenegrin citizens: Montenegrins, Serbs, Albanians, Bosniaks, Muslims, Croats, and all others. I would like to emphasise here, that since 1878, when Montenegro has been confirmed as multinational and multiconfessional, the position of minority peoples and their full freedom are regulated with more sensibility than in the surrounding environment, as well as in developed European countries. That's even then - the chroniclers of that time testify - highly elevated the international reputation and position of Montenegro, "- the Prime Minister stressed.

Prime Minister Duško Marković expressed that he believes that today's attitude of the Executive Authority to Parliament reflects the attitude of the Government towards citizens. This relationship is full of respect, responsibility and commitment to what the Constitution provides to us - in the area of authority, but also in terms of responsibility.

"To the same extent, we expect this from the Parliament, and from each of its MPs," Prime Minister Marković highlighted.

Speaking about our Assembly, Prime Minister  Marković  emphasised that the actual 26th Parliament had the honour to adopt the Law on the Confirmation of the North Atlantic Treaty - as a testimony to the outstanding political results achieved by the previous and this Government.

"This result came after a long period of significant success in which the state strengthened the rule of law and the overall democratic awareness of Montenegrin society. Seats in the European Parliament are waiting our MPs, which will belong to us as the first next member of the European Union. In this way, Montenegro will definitely consolidate its place in the company of the most developed European nations. Montenegro dreamed about this 112 years ago in Cetinje, when the first session of the Montenegrin Parliament was held,"- Prime Minister Duško Marković concluded at the ceremony on the occasion of the Day of Parliamentarism.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO

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