The margin between supporters and opponents of Montenegro's accession to NATO is extremely narrow, according to results of a survey conducted by the Podgorica-based Centre for Democracy whose acronym is CEDEM.
Thus, 39.5% of the Montenegrins are in favour of the country's entry into the Alliance, and 39.7% are against, with as many as 20.8 percent of those polled being still undecided, CEDEM reported on Wednesday.
In May 2016, Montenegro and NATO signed a protocol on the accession of that Adriatic country into the alliance, Currently, the ratification of the protocol in member-states' parliaments is under way.
According to an opinion poll conducted in May, 77.5% of Montenegrins are confident that their country will soon join NATO and 46.6% support that process. That survey was conducted by the Podgorica-based Damar market research agency and it revealed that 38.8% of those polled were against NATO membership, while nearly 15% were undecided. The government, which commissioned the survey, did not hide their satisfaction with the growing support for NATO membership then because last year 63.6% of citizens had believed that Montenegro would join the alliance and now their number has increased by more than 10%.