NGOs warn that Parliament’s Rules of Procedure has been violated

Podgorica, (MINA) – By scheduling the constitutive session of the parliament for 27 July, the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure has been violated, the Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) stated, while the Center for Civic Education (CGO) reamrked that Parliament Speaker Danijela Djurovic should have schedule the session to 24 July at the latest.

CDT stated that the Article 5 of the Rules of Procedures envisaged that the invitation to the first session should be sent to the MPs a day after the State Election Commission (DIK) submits its report on the election results, and the session must be held in five days from the day of submitting of the report.

CGO recalled on Twitter that DIK declared the final results on Friday and submitted the report on Tuesday, which means that the session should be scheduled to 24 July at the latest.

“Let’s hope that this is the end of the illegal practices of the Parliament to which we have been witnesses, and that the new parliament would work better, smarter and in line with the Constitution and the laws”, CDT stated.

CGO tweeted that the public should be informed about the motives of the Parliament Speaker to “(ab)use her office in this manner”.