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Grubi: Ruling Partners without Doubt over Majority and against Zaev’s Decision

After the meeting of the coalition partners from the ruling majority on Monday, DUI’s Artan Grubi stated that everybody who had participated didn’t have a single doubt regarding the parliamentary majority. Grubi, Minister of Political System and Inter-Community Relations, who also serves as First Deputy PM, stated that everyone was also against Zoran Zaev’s announced resignation.  According to him, everybody ...

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Zaev Resigning as both PM and SDSM President

On Sunday night, after the end of the voting process, Zoran Zaev said he was resigning as both PM and SDSM President. “Allow me, on behalf of SDSM and all our people, to congratulate our opponents,” he said, adding that he took full responsibility for the political developments. According to Zaev, huge use of money by the opposition was visible ...

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Radev Meets Representatives of Bulgarian Organisations in North Macedonia

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev held a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of associations of Bulgarian people in North Macedonia. At the meeting, Radev reaffirmed the support of official Sofia for the realisation and respect of the human rights of these people. “Bulgaria stands firmly behind you all, and we made this position clear before the EU too. Without proper cooperation ...

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Zaev: If SDSM Loses Local Election in Skopje, I Shall Resign

PM Zoran Zaev said at a press conference in the government on Tuesday that he is ready to resign if the candidate of SDSM for Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov loses the local election in the second round of voting which is to take place on 31 October. “We are sending to members and supporters of SDSM a message of mobilisation. ...

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PM Zaev in Interview with Sitel TV

In an interview with Sitel TV, PM and SDSM President Zoran Zaev says that he considers sitting at home and not voting to be support for his party’s opponent. “A lot of voters of ours stayed at home. We are not defeated by VMRO-DPMNE in the first round in Skopje and in the other municipalities,” he notes. According to Zaev, ...

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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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