Source: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro (Podgorica)
Montenegro’s government, in a case of "déjà vu", has dropped recent plans to declare the birthday of Petar II Petrovic Njegos a national non-working annual public holiday, after opposition from the Bosniak Party, which represents the Montenegro's significant Bosniak-Muslim minority, and is a member of the ruling government coalition.
Three years ago (28-Oct-2013), the government of Montenegro had announced plans to add November 13, the anniversary of the birth of the poet Petar Petrovic II Njegos, to the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Montenegro, but had to shelve the plan due to opposition from the Bosniak Party, which represents the Montenegro's significant Bosniak-Muslim minority (10-Nov-2013).
Then, last week (22-Dec-2016), the Montenegrin Government once again tabled amendments to the "Law on Public Holidays of Montenegro", which stipulated that November 13, the day of the birth of Petar II Petrovic Njegos, should be a new annual non-working public holiday in Montenegro.
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