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News 19.08.20 | 21:02

Zaev’s coalition partner BESA gets only one seat in the Government

The BESA party, which helped SDSM narrowly win the chaotic July 15 elections, will get only one seat in the new Government. Bilal Kasami’s party will get to propose a candidate for the Agriculture Ministry, as well as share in the spoils at lower levels of the Government. This is an important role...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 17:10

If all other Albanian parties join the future Government, BESA may remain in the opposition

BESA may go in the opposition of all other ethnic Albanian parties join the next Govenrment, said BESA official Arianit Hoxha. The small conservative party won four seats in a pre-election coalition with SDSM but is under no obligation to remain with SDSM in the eventual ruling coalition. Both SDSM and...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 19:45

Zaev’s coalition partner Kasami is the only party leader not to send out an Ilinden message

While most political parties and their leaders sent out at least courtesy statements congratulating Ilinden, even if not being affiliated with the push for Macedonian national statehood, a notable omission was the BESA party. SDSM’s coalition partner did not send out a statement congratulating...

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 16:21

Besa: We have managed to double the number of seats, we will have four MP seats

We have managed to double the number of MPs seats and we will have four lawmakers in the next Parliament. Coalition ‘We Can’ made the difference and secured the win, said BESA secretary-general Arijanit Hoxha on Thursday. SDSM and BESA will undoubtedly form the government for the next four years,...

Macedonia 10.07.20 | 23:06

Mickoski: SDSM and BESA will push Macedonia toward federalization along ethnic lines

During his rally in Berovo, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned that the SDSM – BESA coalition will lead to federalizaton of Macedonia along ethnic lines, and urged voters to rally behind VMRO to stop it from happening. Mickoski listed the numerous concessions with Macedonian national...

Macedonia 28.06.20 | 22:16

Kasami: It is time for DUI to finally go into opposition

Bilal Kasami, the leader of the Besa movement and head of the list of the coalition “We Can” in the sixth electoral district, addressed Sunday gatherings in the settlement of Novo Maalo in Gostivar and in the village of Zdunje. Addressing the people in Gostivar, Kasami said the elections...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:02

Media watchdog says he was pressured by SDSM and the Government to break the law

The AVMU Media Agency accused the Government of abusing its position to alter the rules for media representation ahead of the elections. AVMU, which is an independent watchdog, divided the equal representation time between the parties, but the Government took it upon itself to reduce the media time allocated...

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...

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