Tag: alliance
Macedonia 29.08.20 | 09:27

Sela: Zaev faked his conflict with Ahmeti, he always wanted to renew their coalition

In an interview, Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians said that he never received a serious offer from SDSM to form a coalition, adding that from the start, Zoran Zaev seemed determined to reach a deal with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti. We allowed DUI to have a first shot at negotiating with SDSM to see...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 15:33

VMRO-DPMNE representatives reject the nomination of Talat Xhaferi for Speaker

As the Parliament convened to discuss a proposal from SDSM and DUI to re-appoint Talat Xhaferi as Speaker, opposition representatives came out to voice their protest. Nikola Micevski from VMRO-DPMNE said that the largest party in Parliament won’t support Xhaferi’s nomination. While Xhaferi...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 14:34

Alternative and Alliance could boycott the Parliament if an Albanian is not named Prime Minister

The Alliance of Albanians and its coalition partner Alternative are considering a boycott of the next Parliament, unless an ethnic Albanian is elected Prime Minister. The two parties are accusing their main competitor in the Albanian bloc, DUI, of winning votes on the promise that it will secure an Albanian...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 20:20

Court rejects allegations of ballot stuffing, Ziadin Sela responds with a call for a mass protest against DUI on Monday

The Administrative Court rejected all 75 charges submitted by the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative. The two ethnic Albanian parties claim that its rivals for the Albanian vote, primarily DUI, used intimidation and ballot stuffing to win 15 seats as opposed to AA’s 12. Before the decision was...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 22:17

Taravari: The Alliance of Albanians is open for any coalition that would leave DUI in the opposition

The Alliance of Albanians, which is projected to win 12 seats together with its coalition partner Alternative, will be open to any combination in Parliament, provided it leads to pushing the DUI party into opposition after almost uninterrupted 18 years in power. Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 19:40

SEC receives more than 150 complaints, and a request for mass hand recount

The Alliance of Albanians submitted additional over 70 complaints about the course of voting on Wednesday, as the party protests what it calls serious intimidation and ballot stuffing on the part of DUI and SDSM – its direct rivals for the Albanian vote. There are now over 150 complaints that the...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 21:08

Albanian opposition parties preparing a coalition to take on DUI

The Alliance of Albanians and the BESA party, as well as the smaller Alternative party, have announced they are in talks over the creation of a pre-election coalition. The two conservative parties that represent ethnic Albanians are planning to join forces for the purpose of getting DUI out of office...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 15:49

Ethnic Albanian opposition parties propose redrawing the electoral districts

Following the request from a group of small parties to re-organize the electoral model by having only one electoral district, the ethnic Albanian opposition parties are making proposals of their own. Having one instead of the current six electoral districts will likely favor the smallest parties. On...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 15:40

Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections after Zaev’s failed mission to Berlin

The Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections after the failure of Zoran Zaev’s mission to Beriln to secure a summer date to open EU accession talks. After the meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Zaev claimed that she promised him an accession date in September, but no such promise was...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 11:29

Alliance supports the removal of Sulejman Rexhepi, but is suspicious about its timing

Ziadin Sela’s Alliance of Albanians party supports removing the head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) Sulejman Rexhepi, but also expressed concerns about the timing and the manner in which that is being done. Rexhepi’s challenger Skender Buzaku and his supporters attempted to take...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 15:37

BESA and Alliance of Albanians will support Blerim Reka for President

Sources in the two ethnic Albanian opposition parties, BESA and the Alliance of Albanians, say that the parties will support the nomination of professor Blerim Reka for President of Macedonia. As opposition parties, we believe that the presidential elections are pointless without an ethnic Albanian candidate....

Macedonia 21.02.19 | 15:16

Alliance of Albanians accuses Tetovo Mayor Teuta Arifi of nepotism

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...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 14:43

DUI move against the Alliance complicates Zaev’s plan to get approval from all Albanian parties for his presidential candidate

Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians refused to meet with Zoran Zaev and discuss the proposal to find a “consensual” presidential candidate. The decision comes after Arben Taravari, the Alliance of Albanians elected Mayor of Gostivar, was stripped of the right to appoint directors to...