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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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SDSM and DUI Mark Progress in Negotiations for New Government

The press centre of SDSM reported on Monday that a new meeting between SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. According to SDSM, their working groups and those of DUI have already made significant progress in the negotiations for the formation of a new government. “The teams of SDSM and DUI proceed with ...

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SDSM: Model for Rotating PM 3+1 Not Discussed at Party Meetings at All

Press services of SDSM and DUI inform that the political parties are proceeding with the negotiations for establishment of the new parliamentary majority and new government. The negotiations are conducted by working groups in both SDSM and DUI, headed by the parties’ Sec Gens, Ljupco Nikolovski and Artan Grubi respectively. In a press release, SDSM deny the claims that they ...

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President Pendarovski Hands over PM Mandate to SDSM Leader Zaev

President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski handed over the mandate for formation of a new government to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev at a formal ceremony that took place at the presidential residence in Skopje on Thursday. “Based on Article 84, and in accordance with Article 90 of the Constitution of North Macedonia and the suggestion of the alliance “We Can” for ...

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Pendarovski to Hand Over Government Formation Mandate on Thursday

The Office of the President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski reported on Wednesday that Pendarovski will hand over the mandate for formation of the new government to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev on Thursday. From Pendarovski’s Office they report that Zaev notified the President of Macedonia of the negotiations the alliance “We Can” headed by SDSM and BESA is conducting with other ...

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Xhaferi: Parliament Not Constituted until PS Notifies President of Macedonia

Outgoing Parliament Speaker (PS) Talat Xhaferi, citing the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of Macedonia, claims that the Parliament is not constituted until a new PS is appointed. “Presentation of a mandate for formation of new government without a new PS being appointed in the Parliament would be a violation of the Constitution of North Macedonia. Deadlines for handover ...

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