April 16, 2018 / 1:21 AM / 6 months ago

Veteran Djukanovic wins Montenegro presidential election -projection

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic was set to win Montenegro’s presidential election on Sunday with 53.8 percent of votes, according to a projection by the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) pollster.

A supporter of Milo Djukanovic, the presidential candidate of the ruling DPS party (Democratic Party of Socialists), holds his picture as he sits in a car in front of DPS' headquarters in Podgorica, Montenegro, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Mladen Bojanic, a businessman backed by an alliance of parties, including some wanting closer ties with Russia, was set to come second with 34.1 percent, CeMI said, based on votes counted in a sample of polling stations.

Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; editing by Ivana Sekularac and Kevin Liffey

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