Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi said that his DUI party expects to have an ethnic Albanian candidate named Prime Minister in the last 100 days of its term with SDSM.

The agreement was reached between Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti as they made their new coalition deal in mid 2020. But with Zaev expected to resign as Prime Minister soon, questions were raised over whether the agreement is still in place.

There will be an Albanian Prime Minister nominated from the ranks of DUI in the last 100 days, as is provided in the agreement. That will be re-confirmed with the new designated Prime Minister, Grubi said.

Zaev handpicked the Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Kovacevski as his successor in SDSM – party members are expected to vote on him on Sunday. He then hopes to have Kovacevski nominated as Prime Minister as well.