Tag: ahmeti
Macedonia 13.08.20 | 15:52

Ahmeti: I will ask Zaev to explain why can’t an Albanian become Prime Minister

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who holds the key 15 votes for the creation of any future Government, said that he stands firm by his request that an ethnic Albanian is named Prime Minister. Ahmeti is involved in talks with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party, which received the mandate today, but the issue of...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 13:30

There is still no deal with SDSM, Ahmeti reminds Zaev

As Zoran Zaev was receiving the mandate to attempt to form a new Government, DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti was quick to rain on his parade by pointing out that there is still no coalition deal between the two parties. We all know that DUI is a factor of stability in the country. We never use pressure and...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 10:20

All alone: No party leader wants to come to Ahmeti’s party

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is scheduled to hold a celebration of the signing of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, but the leaders of the other major Albanian parties refused to participate. Ahmeti planned to have the celebration where he would present himself as a heroic leader of the UCK/NLA terrorist organization...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 13:51

Sela and Gashi agree to discuss a new pan-Albanian platform with Ahmeti, but on their terms

Ziadin Sela and Afrim Gashi, leaders of the coalition between the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative, who won 12 seats from ethnic Albanian voters, said that they will accept the invitation from DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti for a meeting, but on their terms. Ahmeti wanted to gather all Albanian leaders...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 15:48

Kasami refused Ahmeti’s invitation

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami rejected the invitation from DUI leader Ali Ahmeti to attend a joint celebration of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty. Ahmeti’s initiative is a repainted version of his push for a pan-Albanian platform that would’ve put his DUI party at the center. The INA news agency...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 14:12

Mickoski: Ahmeti told me he will try to negotiate with Zaev, I wished him good luck

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that during his recent meeting with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, Ahmeti told him that he will begin initial coalition talks with SDSM. According to Ahmeti, this is because SDSM won the ethnic Macedonian vote in the chaotic July 15 elections. Ahmeti is a person...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:34

Zaev sees Ahmeti’s pan-Albanian gathering as a form of pressure against him

Zoran Zaev responded to the move by DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who invited all other leaders of ethnic Albanian parties but Zaev, as a form of pressure. Since the chaotic July 15 elections Ahmeti has been eager to present himself as the top Albanian leader in Macedonia, after winning 15 seats from...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 12:56

Ahmeti summons other Albanian leaders to a gathering to celebrate the Ohrid peace treaty

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is trying to reintroduce his proposal for a pact among all ethnic Albanian parties in Macedonia, by inviting their leaders to a joint celebration of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, that ended the civil war sparked by Ahmeti months before. The treaty was signed on August 13 2001,...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 20:54

Ahmeti meets with Zaev to see if they can restore trust after the bitter campaign

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti met with SDSM leader Zoran Zaev today, shortly after meeting with VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani said that the latter meeting was held to see if DUI and SDSM can regain trust, after Zaev campaigned strongly against Ahmeti, in an attempt...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 19:01

Mickoski and Ahmeti met to discuss a possible coalition

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the leader of the DUI party Ali Ahmeti today. The two party leaders met in the Parliament for about an hour to discuss forming a possible coalition following the inconclusive July 15 elections. VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM are essentially tied after the elections...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 22:40

You can’t become Prime Minister with 46 seats either, Ahmeti replies to Zaev

After Zoran Zaev called out Ali Ahmeti, telling him that he can’t become Prime Minister holding just 15 seats in Parliament, Ahmeti shot back, reminding Zaev that he also can’t become Prime Minister with only 46 seats. These were the opening salvos of the coalition talks, that began in earnest...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 21:17

Ahmeti says he’s in no hurry to form a Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who holds 15 seats in Parliament and likely the key to the creation of the next Government, said that he is in no hurry to complete the coalition talks. The new Parliament convened today, but could not procede to electing a Speaker as there is no clear majority yet. This...

Macedonia 29.07.20 | 10:39

Ahmeti meets with Kasami to discuss his plan for a new Albanian platform

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti met with the leader of BESA Bilal Kasami to promote his plan for an all-Albanian political platform. The proposal, under which Ahmeti wants primacy among all Albanian parties, given that he won the most seats in the next Parliament (15), was already rejected by the close runner...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 22:30

Ali Ahmeti was called to testify before war crimes prosecutors in the Hague

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti informed the public that he has been summoned as a witness before the Hague special prosecutors for war crimes in Kosovo. It’s still not clear in what case will Ahmeti be interrogated, and whether it’s the same war crimes case against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci....

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 15:07

Ahmeti rejoices in his coming role as kingmaker

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti gleefully predicted that will again be the kingmaker after the early elections delivered a narrow result between the two main parties, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM. There will be grand negotiations. Grand negotiations. Mala Recica (the village near Tetovo where DUI has its party HQ)...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:21

Ahmeti expects that DUI will beat SDSM and the Alliance for the Albanian vote

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he expects that he will win the majority among ethnic Albanians. DUI fought with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party for the Albanian vote, as well as with the Alliance of Albanians, for the traditional role of the party that is invited in the ruling coalition as the representative...

Macedonia 10.07.20 | 22:30

You insulted all Albanians, Ahmeti tells Zaev, warning him he’ll wipe the smile off his face

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev repeated his position that he wants to see the DUI party end up in the opposition. “Seventeen years in Government are too long”, Zaev said, which prompted a response from DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti. Neither Zaev nor anyone else will have the satisfaction to see...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 20:09

A Government made of VMRO and SDSM will lead to war, or the creation of a separate “Albanian Government”, Albanian parties say

Menduh Thaci, leader of the now small DPA party that represents ethnic Albanians, said that a coalition between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, that excludes Albanian parties, would lead to war. The idea of a grand coalition was raised by SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, who urged VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski to...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 10:52

Ahmeti says he would still like to continue his coalition with Zaev, finish the job they started together

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that ideally he would prefer to continue his coalition with SDSM, pointing at the numerous concessions SDSM made with Macedonian national interests and saying that “we have things we started that should be finished”. But, in an interview with Alsat TV, Ahmeti...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 21:48

Taravari: Ahmeti should explain his math when he demands an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, said that he agrees in principle with the call that an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister is appointed after the elections, but said that it is not a realistic proposal. The demand comes from the DUI party and its leader Ali...

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