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SEC Presents Final Results of Final Round

On Saturday, the State Election Commission (SEC) presented the final results of the first round. SEC President Aleksandar Dastevski said he was optimistic that the problem with the biometric devices would not be present during the second round. On 31 October, there will be a second round in 44 municipalities. In the first round VMRO-DPMNE won 21 mayoral races, SDSM ...

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Gashi’s Alternative doesn’t Intend to Join Government

Afrim Gashi’s Alternative doesn’t intend to become part of the ruling structure. As the party says, it doesn’t want to stop its fall, which started with the first round of the ruling elections. It is dumbfounded by the election calculations in its absence by the ministers from BESA and DUI, Arjanit Hoxha and Kreshnik Bekteshi, respectively, who said during a ...

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SDSM Leader Zaev: ‘We’ve Received a Yellow Card by Citizens’

According to SDSM President Zoran Zaev, citizens have levelled clear criticism, warning, and punishment at his party. “We are understanding and accepting that voice. There is no longer tolerance for repeating the same mistakes,” he said on Wednesday. Zaev added that the ruling party listened to citizens. “From Monday, we start a process to redefine and advance the channels to ...

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Enlargement Package: Varhelyi Says Skopje has Fulfilled Conditions

North Macedonia and Albania have delivered on reforms and fulfilled the conditions for the opening of talks. That was the message sent by EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi at Tuesday’s press conference on the 2021 Enlargement Package in the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. “Pending bilateral issues between North Macedonia and Bulgaria therefore need to be solved as a ...

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SEC Presents Preliminary Results of First Round of Local Elections

At a press-conference on Monday night, State Election Commission (SEC) President Aleksandar Dastevski presented the preliminary election results. In the first round, VMRO-DPMNE’s coalition won 22 mayoral seats, SDSM’s coalition got nine, while DUI has for now three mayors. The deadlines for complaints are underway. The final results for 80 municipalities and the City of Skopje will be presented after ...

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Citizens Vote in Local Elections

On Sunday, the country voted in the local elections. At several locations, polling stations closed later due to problems with the fingerprint machines. At a press-conference at 7 pm, State Election Commission (SEC) President Aleksandar Dastevski said the results would be entered directly from the polling stations for the first time in the country history and be available on the ...

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Zaev: Absolutely No One Asks or Discussing Change of History

“We have an Agreement on Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation with the Republic of Bulgaria, within the framework of which an expert historical and educational commission has been established, which has already found a solution for joint commemoration of five historical figures or three historical periods. These are Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Saint Naum and Clement of Ohrid and Tsar ...

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Zaev: Radev Does Not Understand Message from Macron and Merkel

Without any expression of satisfaction or triumph, Macedonian Prime Minister Zaev and Bulgarian President Radev left the meeting with the Merkel-Macron duo in Slovenia. Apart from the gestures of the French president, the communication between Zaev and Radev also attracted attention, from which serious attitudes are easily read. There is no progress in the talks. “The messages from Macron and ...

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Zaev Does Not Accept Resignations of Filipce and Hasani

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev believes that there is no reason to locate political or managerial responsibility with the Minister of Health Venko Filiple and his deputy Ilir Hasani in the case of the fire at the Tetovo modular hospital where 14 people died, and therefore does not accept the offered resignations. “I carefully read the findings of the investigators about ...

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Party Rallies Being Held Without Masks nor Minimum Distance

With the beginning of the political campaign, mass gatherings and rallies began, and with that, from the first day, the protection measures and the protocols for gathering more people in one place began to be violated. Almost without exception, in both large and small party gatherings, one can rarely be seen wearing a mask. What is missing in the speeches ...

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