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US President Trump Extends Greetings for Day of Independence of Macedonia

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes met on Wednesday President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, to whom she handed over a letter of greetings on occasion the Day of Independence of Macedonia (8 September) which was signed by US President Donald Trump. “This year’s celebrations are taking place against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Despite this historic challenge, North ...

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PM Zaev and Ministers Meet President Pendarovski

PM Zoran Zaev and the 19 ministers of the newly elect government held an official meeting on Monday with President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski. The new Government of Macedonia was elected by the Parliament on Sunday evening, after a 2-day-long debate over the proposal for the governmental programme submitted by Zaev. “We have very strong arguments to convince President Pendarovski ...

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Parliament Elects New Government of Macedonia

The Parliament of Macedonia officially elected the new Government of Macedonia after a 2-day-long session which concluded on Sunday before midnight. Of the MPs present in the hall, 62 voted in favour of the new government while 51 voted against it. One MP from DUI voted from a separate room in the Parliament after it was revealed that he is ...

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PM-Designate Zaev Submits to Parliament Proposal for New Government

SDSM leader and PM-designate Zoran Zaev submitted to the Parliament of Macedonia the official proposal for election of the new government. The session for election of the new government was scheduled by Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi for Saturday 29 August. PM-designate Zaev said that the new government will be efficient, stable and responsible and will focus on dealing with the ...

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Parliament Accepts Resignations of Zaev and Other MPs

The Parliament of Macedonia confirmed at Tuesday’s session the resignation of SDSM leader Zoran Zaev from the position of MP. Zaev submitted his resignation to the Parliament because he is the PM-designate in the new Government of Macedonia that is yet to be elected by the Parliament. Resignations from the MP positions are also expected by all MPs that are ...

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Zaev: New Government Proposal in Parliament after Election of Vice-Presidents

SDSM leader and PM-designate Zoran Zaev stated in an interview for TV21 that the government proposal will be submitted to the Parliament after the Parliament appoints its new vice-presidents. “First the Parliament needs to determine the number of vice-presidents, and to also verify the mandates of the new MPs that come in the position of those that are nominated as ...

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Talat Xhaferi Re-elected as Parliament Speaker

DUI MP Talat Xhaferi has been re-elected by the Parliament of Macedonia as Parliament Speaker (PS) with 62 votes in favour at the continuation of the constitutive session of the new parliamentary assembly on Friday. Xhaferi gained the support from the ruling alliance of SDSM, DUI and DPA, the MPs from VMRO-DPMNE and Levica voted against his nomination as PS ...

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Continuation of Constitutive Session of Parliament Postponed

The continuation of the constitutive session of the Parliament of Macedonia that was announced for Thursday afternoon did not take place at all. From the Office of the Speaker of the Parliament they reported on Thursday that the continuation of the session depends on whether the MPs manage to submit an initiative with at least 20 MP signatures for appointment ...

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SDSM, DUI Reveal Names of New Ministers in New Government

SDSM leader Zoran Zaev revealed the names of the new ministers nominated by SDSM for assuming the offices in the new government. The new ministers and the programme of the new government were endorsed by the central board of SDSM at a meeting held on Wednesday evening. As Zaev revealed, the new ministers from SDSM are as follows: Fatmir Bytyqi ...

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SDSM and DUI Reach Agreement for Formation of New Government

Leaders of SDSM and DUI, Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti respectively, reached a final agreement for formation of an alliance for establishment of the new Government of Macedonia. Zaev and Ahmeti held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Club of MPs in Skopje, after which at a press conference they presented the details about the new alliance, as well ...

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