What the collective West seems to be saying to Montenegrins these days is, “Democracy is a simple game – the people cast their ballots on election day and at the end, NATO and the EU always win. Or else…”
The three decade-old NATO-friendly regime has been dealt a blow which certainly marks the beginning of its terminal decline.
It may have been hard enough for the West to support a figure like Djukanovic for so long, but now he had become undefendable.
From a Western Perspective Kosovo was liberated from a bloody conflict but for the Serbs and some others it was “partitioned” by a global bureaucracy.