Tag: besa
Macedonia 11.03.20 | 16:34

Teuta Bilalli leaves Besa – refused to be on Zoran Zaev’s list

The Besa movement continues to experience widespread discontent and outrage from activists, portalarena.com reported. The resignation of the president of the party’s Tetovo branch Gazmend Aliu a few days ago sparked outrage and other departures from the party. In addition to the Tetovo branch chief...

Macedonia 10.03.20 | 10:50

Heavy blow for Zaev and Kasami: Besa’s top man in Tetovo resigns

The president of BESA’s local branch in Tetovo, Professor Gazmend Aliu has resigned from his position because of the unprincipled behavior of the party’s leadership and party leader Bilal Kasami. Aliu has been part of BESA since its foundation in 2014 and is regarded as one of the party’s...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 10:35

BESA will have nine out of 20 candidates on the joint list with SDSM in the 6th district

The BESA party, which concluded a pre-election coalition with the ruling SDSM party, revealed its candidates for members of Parliament. BESA has the most candidates in the 6th, majority ethnic Albanian district. There they will have nine candidates on the shared list of 20 candidates with SDSM, and BESA...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 19:43

SDSM and Besa’s first bilingual press conference: We expect to win most seats in the sixth election district

The general secretaries of the new SDSM and Besa coalition held their first press conference in Macedonian and Albanian language his afternoon. Ljupco Nikolovski and Arianit Hoxha said they were aiming to win the most votes in the sixth election district and would try to secure the necessary legitimacy...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 14:23

Thaci: SDSM is losing to VMRO and needs votes from BESA

Menduh Thaci, the leader of the ethnic Albanian DPA party, says that the coalition between SDSM and BESA, which is the first pre-election coalition between what used to be a Macedonia party and an Albanian party, is borne out of necessity. Thaci says that VMRO-DPMNE leads SDSM in the polls, which prompted...

Macedonia 05.03.20 | 10:21

Nikoloski: The SDSM – BESA coalition is a manipulative attempt to save Zoran Zaev

The SDSM – BESA coalition is an attempt to manipulate voters and a desperate attempt to save Zoran Zaev, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski about the declared partnership of SDSM with the small ethnic Albanian party. BESA was discussing a pre-election coalition with the other opposition...

Macedonia 05.03.20 | 10:09

Kasami says his meeting with Reeker shows that the US supports the SDSM – BESA coalition

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami presented his meeting with US acting Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker as evidence that the US supports his coalition with SDSM. Kasami met with Reeker in D.C. days after creating the first pre-election coalition between what was considered an ethnic Macedonian...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 12:32

Coalition with Besa – the beginning of the end of SDSM?

SDSM and BESA signed a pre-election coalition, but they have not revealed which political platform this coalition is based on. They would have done it in the coming period. SDSM’s new and serious contribution to the theory and practice of political science. Everywhere in the world, political parties...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 11:08

Old SDSM members say SDSM-BESA coalition steers away from party course and spoils inner unity

Some analysts have declared the SDSM-Besa coalition a coalition out of necessity, which should bring to SDSM the Albanian votes that Zaev loses because of unfulfilled promises and which he did not win in the first round of presidential elections, “Netpress” reported. “Netpress”...

Macedonia 02.03.20 | 12:46

BESA doesn’t see other Albanian parties joining their coalition with SDSM

The BESA party said it doesn’t expect to see its coalition with SDSM expanded to include other ethnic Albanian parties. BESA deputy leader Kastriot Rexhepi said that they now have a deal with SDSM, and he doesn’t see the Alliance of Albanians or Alternative joining them. We always wanted...

Macedonia 01.03.20 | 22:24

DUI’s Bujar Osmani says that the SDSM-BESA coalition is an unprincipled attempt to save those two parties

DUI party official Bujar Osmani condemned the pre-election coalition formed between SDSM and BESA as “unprincipled”. Their electoral math is only focused sustaining those parties on the political scene. We focus on the votes of the citizens, and we will consider forming a coalition after...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 12:51

BESA and the “Gang of eight” deny Zaev’s claim that they secretly recorded their conversations

The “Gang of eight” and the BESA party denied Zoran Zaev’s claim that some of them was wiretapping their conversation. Zaev blamed the opposition Albanian parties, or the group of former VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament who were bribed into joining his camp, of recording their meetings...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 19:34

BESA to vote for PPO law, agreement reached with Zaev

The Parliament was already supposed to start the session on the PPO law scheduled for 3 pm today, but it is still postponed. The reason for this was Zaev’s long meeting with Bilal Kasami, the president of BESA, who had already agreed that the law on public prosecution would be supported by the...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 14:36

Zendeli: Besa will not support the PPO law

Besa MP Fadil Zendeli said Monday that they would not vote on the need to pass the law on public prosecution and said that they had not been consulted on the latest version of the draft-law that arrived in Parliament this morning. Zendeli said they would not support the law because it is different from...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 19:56

No progress in talks aimed at creating a coalition of opposition Albanian parties

The BESA party said that it supports forming a broad pre-election coalition of opposition Albanian parties, but that it doesn’t understand the positions of its chief would-be ally, the Alliance of Albanians. AA yesterday gave 48 hours to BESA to accept its proposal for a coalition that would be...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 22:08

Sela gives 48 hours to BESA and Alternative to accept his coalition proposal

The leader of the Alliance of Albanians Ziadin Sela gave 48 hours to the fellow opposition parties that represent ethnic Albanians – BESA and Alternative – to accept his proposal for a pre-election coalition. Talks between the three parties were proceeding poorly, despite polls showing that,...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 14:22

BESA dropped out of the Albanian opposition bloc, paper reports

The Albanian language Lajm newspaper reports that only a partial agreement for a coalition of Albanian opposition parties was reached. According to the paper, the Alliance of Albanians led by Ziadin Sela managed to reach agreement with Afrim Gashi’s Alternative party. But the third expected participant...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 15:43

Alliance, Besa and Alternative to run together in the elections

The Besa Movement is open to a three party election coalition in line with the call of the Alliance for Albanians, Besa said after a meeting of the Central Presidency held in Tetovo last night. Three decisions were taken at the meeting. The position of the Besa Movement was reaffirmed that it was open...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 16:31

Albanian parties opposed to Zaev’s latest plan to postpone the elections

Parties that represent ethnic Albanians rejected the idea launched by the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today, that the early general elections planned for April 2020 be postponed. DUI is eagerly looking forward to the elections and to having an absolute win, especially among the Albanian camp....

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...

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