The Alliance of Albanians accused Tetovo Mayor and potential presidential candidate of the ruling coalition Teuta Arifi of promoting her sister to deputy director of an elementary school in Tetovo.

Is the Education Minister Arber Ademi aware of this? Is he aware how a teacher was illegally harassed out of a job from this school? The laws apply for the opposition but not for those in power, the Alliance said.

This is the latest case of alleged nepotism in public sector hiring and promotion on the part of the SDSM – DUI coalition in power. Pressed by public outrage, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev asked the Government officials who had their relatives hired in the public service to ask them to step down, and a few of his SDSM loyalists did so, but DUI officials have so far refused to follow up on his request.