Montenegro election heading to a runoff — projections

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Montenegro election heading to a runoff — projections

Voters in Montenegro cast ballots on Sunday in a presidential election marred by political turmoil and uncertainty over whether the tiny Balkan NATO member state would go ahead with its bid to join the EU or seek to improve ties with Serbia and Russia.

After polls closed in the evening, a projection from the Center for Monitoring and Research said a second-round runoff on April 2 will be required to choose a winner. This was expected before the first round.

Incumbent President Milo Djukanovic was projected to win the most votes by a fairly comfortable margin, at 35.5%, but well short of the absolute majority required for outright victory.

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