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SDSM Leader Kovacevski Comment on Several Topics

SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski still hasn’t revealed who the party’s carriers of MP candidate lists will be. On Thursday, he just confirmed that party Deputy President Sanja Lukarevska would be among them. In that regard, he denied speculations that Lukarevska had been moved to Electoral District 3 and that ex-Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski would be in Electoral District 2. “Nobody’s ...

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Pendarovski Invites Other Presidential Candidates to Two Master Debates

Presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski has invited the other six candidates in the race to two master debates, which would be held at the election campaign’s start and end. As his Election Staff pointed out on Thursday, the idea has been communicated to the six other candidates, who have so far not rejected it. However, the Staff is waiting for a ...

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Jakimovski Files Criminal Charge against Unknown Perpetrator over Blacklisting

Over his blacklisting by the US, Karpos Mayor and Stevco Jakimovski filed on Wednesday a criminal charge against an unknown perpetrator. He pointed the finger at, as he stated, Macedonian snitches. “This is not from investigative organs, this is not from representatives of the Embassy and official American policy, but rather from Macedonian snitches that have ventured in these dishonest ...

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State Secretary has Credible Information, State Department Says over Jakimovski

Stevco Jakimovski abused using his official position to interfere with public processes that concern, inter alia, public procurement and urban planning to benefit himself and his associates, the State Department’s press services told VoA Macedonian on Wednesday, asked to comment on the statement by the Karpos Mayor and GROM presidential candidate that the blacklisting represents “interference of foreign intelligence services” ...

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SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Continue Accusations over Jakimovski Blacklisting

SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE have continued to confront stands since the blacklisting of Karpos Mayor and GROM presidential candidate Stevco Jakimovski and ex-Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. VMRO-DPMNE cited on Tuesday the already existing Law on International Cooperation, with MP Antonio Milososki saying that the SDSM-DUI government was afraid of using its mechanisms. “The Government, the Justice Minister, and the Prosecutor’s Office, ...

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No Legal Obstacles Preventing Jakimovski from Running for President

Despite being blacklisted by the US, there are no legal obstacles preventing GROM candidate Stevco Jakimovski, who’s also the Mayor of Karpos, from running for President. Answering a question from the Interior Ministry, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday that conditions for electing the President were referred to in the Constitution. According to the Electoral Code, a person ...

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Ex-Special Prosecutor Janeva and Jakimovski Designated by US

On Monday, the US State Department Stated announced the public designation of former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and Karpos Mayor and GROM presidential candidate Stevco Jakimovski saying their actions had undermined the rule of law and the public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes. “In her official capacity as former North Macedonia Special Chief Prosecutor, Janeva was ...

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Jakimovski Reacts to US Blacklisting

Karpos Mayor and GROM presidential candidate Stevco Jakimovski said on Monday he was surprised by the decision by the US to blacklist him. As he explained, he will file a charge against an unknown person over his blacklisting. In Jakimovski’s view, that represents direct interference in the election process. “This just goes to confirm that my policy is right and ...

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Parliamentary Elections Race: Latest Developments

The names of SDSM’s MP candidates and candidate list carriers will be known towards the end of March. Party leader Dimitar Kovacevski said on Friday that experienced party staff and members that had in the past too held senior positions at a party and country level would be the list carriers. The same day, DUI’s Kreshnik Bekteshi made a proposal ...

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Conference Held to Mark 60th Anniversary of Constitutional Court

А conference was held on Friday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Constitutional Court, headlined “Constitutional-Judicial Protection of Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Public Expression of Thought” and organised with OSCE Mission support. The OSCE Mission’s Head, Ambassador Kilian Wahl said the Court would continue to be a firm pillar regarding the rule of law, human rights protection, ...

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