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Xhaferi: Parliament Unable to Reassemble, Dissolution is Valid

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that the Parliament cannot be reconvened. Regarding the announced state of emergency, Xhaferi said the government and the President would have all the power. He explained that after the dissolution of Parliament, it cannot be reassembled because there is no legal basis for doing so. In addition, people should ...

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The Spanish Senate has ratified Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Spanish Senate ratified Macedonia’s NATO Membership Protocol at a plenary session on Tuesday. The vote was held without the physical presence of senators due to the coronavirus situation in the country. “With zero votes “against” the Spanish Senate has ratified the Protocol. On behalf of the Government and all Macedonian citizens, I express my gratitude to Spain, the Spanish ...

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Filipce: Five New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Infected Total

Health Minister Venko Filipce briefed on the latest coronavirus situation in the country after the ministry announced that five new cases had been registered Tuesday afternoon. Health Minister Venko Filipce informed on the latest developments with the coronavirus situation, out of which 31 citizens have been infected in the country so far. “Today we have five new diagnosed cases, four ...

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Leadership Meeting Tuesday at 12:00 at President’s Cabinet

Leadership meeting will be held at the Cabinet of President Stevo Pendarovski on Tuesday at 12:00 o’clock. The meeting will be attended by the presidents of the parliamentary political parties from the government and the opposition, who won parliamentary seats in the last parliamentary elections. According to the President’s Cabinet, the presidents of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, DUI, ...

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Main Crisis Coordination Headquarters Reviewed New Measures

At the first meeting of the Main Crisis Coordination Headquarters, the latest information from the Commission on Infectious Diseases, as well as information from the Crisis Management Center and the Protection and Rescue Directorate were presented with special interest in the areas of Debar and Centar Zupa. Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski presided over the meeting, which was attended by Deputy ...

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Zaev: Up to Government Whether to Determine State of Emergency

SDSM Leader Zoran Zaev, at Monday’s press conference stated that it is up to the government to assess whether a state of emergency in the country will declare in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “I leave it to the government to evaluate such things, we politicians are left to assist, so that they can execute their responsibilities professionally. ...

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Lists of 15 Coalitions and Parties Submitted to SEC

15 coalitions and parties submitted candidate lists to the State Election Commission by midnight on 12 March, most of them submitting candidate lists for all six constituencies, and a few for diaspora voting. Candidate lists for the six constituencies and for the diaspora were submitted by the coalition “Never North, Always Macedonia”, DUI, the “We Can” coalition led by SDSM ...

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Pendarovski: Postponing Elections for Few Months, Acceptable

According to President Stevo Pendarovski, campaigns could be conducted on social networks, however, as he said, there are categories of citizens who do not have access to social networks. “Besides, if the elections are postponed for a month or two, the world will still be here,” stated President Stevo Pendarovski at Friday’s press-conference, adding that any decision to postpone the ...

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Filipce: Not Possible to Predict Coronavirus Spread

We took radical measures after seeing that they had yielded results in China and Italy, where the hotspots were. The measures are serious and must be complied with. Appropriate measures will be taken against anyone who does not respect them, stated Health Minister Venko Filipce on Friday. “We cannot know and be sure with what dynamics and how the virus ...

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Leaders’ Meeting to Determine Course of Elections

Thursday at midnight is the deadline for the delivery of the lists for the early Parliamentary Elections on 12 April. SEC reports that by Wednesday, three parties have delivered their lists, and SEC Spokesperson, Admir Shabani stated that even with the coronavirus situation and the undertaken measures, SEC continues to work while respecting the Government measures and recommendations at the ...

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