SDSM’s Mitreski to Be Speaker from 28 January until Parliament Dissolution

On 28 January, SDSM Parliamentary Group Coordinator Jovan Mitreski will become the Parliament Speaker. He will hold the position until the dissolution of the legislative house for the elections.

The decision was made at Sunday’s meeting of the Executive Board of SDSM, which supported PM and party leader Dimitar Kovacevski’s nomination of Mitreski. Kovacevski said that the presidential candidate of the coalition would be from SDSM.

The party leader also received authorisations to start preparatory talks with parliamentary parties on the caretaker cabinet. He expects that VMRO-DPMNE would nominate staff, despite its dissatisfaction with the decision for the current Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, to be the caretaker PM.