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SEC forms Election boards for Voting process for Diaspora

On Monday, the State Election Commission (SEC) formed the election boards for the referendum process in the diaspora. They will each have three members and three deputies. The president and their deputy will come from the ranks of ambassadors and embassy employees, whereas the other vacancies were filled by public and state administration employees. The vote will take place in ...

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Minister Mancevski rejects VMRO-DPMNE’s accusations

On Monday, the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Mancevski, rejected VMRO-DPMNE’s accusations against him, Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski and Administration Agency Director Spase Gligorov regarding the number of new employees in the administration sector. According to him, the latest figures from the relevant institutions show that there have been 2,543 employments (184 indefinite and 2,539 for a definite ...

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SEC President Derkoski: No phantom Voters in voter List

Over 2,600 citizens have checked their data in the State Election Commission’s (SEC) regional offices, while over 1,110 members of the diaspora have applied to vote in the referendum, the SEC said on Friday. Most of the diaspora members’ applications have been accepted. There have been no problems with the insight into the voter list. According to SEC President Oliver ...

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Defence Ministry to Allocate nearly 60 million Denars for Referendum campaign

The Defence Ministry will allocate nearly 60 million denars for the campaign for the name referendum, according to Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska. “The Defence Ministry is among those that need to be interested the most for our strategic priority. From our Finance Sector, we have sent information that we are putting a little less than 60 million denars at the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE leader: Referendum campaign to be Rather ambiguous

According to VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, the campaign for the referendum will be rather sterile and ambiguous in order to defocus citizens. As he says in an interview with Alsat-M TV, since the institutional identity is not protected in the name deal, the national identity, despite SDSM’s claims, isn’t protected either.  “However, I think the Republic of Macedonia’s citizens are ...

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Ceremony held to Mark ARM Day

A ceremony was held on Friday to mark Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM) Day, 18 August. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Gjorge Ivanov, urged ARM members to maintain the impartiality, professionalism and thus-far level, as well as to continue to consistently fulfill their constitutional obligation. “Only that way will the ARM continue to be the main ...

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Trial over Titanic case Continues

The trial over the Titanic case continued on Friday. In one of the played conversations, the ex-Minister of Internal Affairs, Gordana Jankuloska, and the former Cabinet Chief of ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, Martin Protugjer, talk about checking information about former President Branko Crvenkovski’s wife in Korcula, Croatia. In the conversations, Jankuloska confirms to Protugjer that she received confirmation from Belgrade that ...

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ODIHR to send Observation mission for Referendum

ODIHR will send an observation mission to Macedonia for the name referendum. Following the assessment, ODIHR’s experts recommended 250 short-term and 20 long-term observers for the process on 30 September. The decision, according to ODIHR, aims to raise the trust in the way the referendum is held because the election observation boards will include no representatives of the political parties. ...

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Trial over Titanic case Continues

The trial over the Titanic case continued on Thursday. The continuation saw wire-tapped materials of Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) played. In 15 short audio materials, the ex-Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski, and the former PM Cabinet Chief, Martin Protugjer, are making a plan for ambassadors to go from house to house in the United States, Australia and European ...

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PM Zaev meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

On Thursday, PM Zoran Zaev met with Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp. Support was expressed at the meeting for the policies leading towards Euro-Atlantic integrations for Macedonia. “I expect the majority of citizens to vote in favour of a Euro-Atlantic future of the Republic of Macedonia in the coming referendum,” Zaev said. It’s very important for each citizen and political stakeholder ...

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