Kotor, Montenegro. Editorial credit: Julie Mayfeng / Shutterstock.com


While numerous political parties compete for power in Montenegro, the opposition is fragmented, and the governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) has been in power since 1991. Corruption is a serious issue. Investigative journalists and journalists critical of the government face pressure.

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Freedom in the World — Montenegro Country Report

Montenegro is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Nations in Transit — Montenegro Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Montenegro receives a Democracy Percentage of 47 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.