Montenegrins are increasingly asserting full sovereignty of their country in domestic and international affairs. The Liberal Alliance, a political party oriented toward the European democratic tradition and the third largest party in parliament has been the key political force and the focal point of the Montenegro's drive for independence. The second largest party in parliament, the People's Party, also liberal in economic orientation, supports a greater degree of sovereignty for Montenegro than at present, but in the context of a strong federal association with Serbia. The smaller Social-Democratic party supports Montenegro's independence with a social-democratic orientation.
The Democratic Party of Socialists, the ruling party in Montenegro, supports a federation with Serbia.
The Montenegrin Constitution guarantees Montenegro's sovereignty and the right to independent representation in the U.N. and all international bodies. However, these provisions of Montenegro's constitution have been regularly ignored by the Government of Serbia, which fully controls the Federal Government.
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