The Government planned to fire Vasko Kovacevski, Zaev’s director of the ELEM energy producing company, but did not get around to it given the growing political criis, reports.

Kovacevski is a powerful SDSM party operator from Bitola, accused of allowing companies linked to the Zaev family to get lucrative contracts in mining coal and other services linked to the Bitola coal mine and power plant which he ran from 2017. He was promoted to ELEM director in 2019.

Faktor reports that Kovacevski’s resignation was a done deal last week, given his complete failure at the job, but since the entire Government is also facing collapse, this move got lost in the overall chaos.