Tag: coalition
Macedonia 20.10.20 | 09:25

Taravari announces a coalition between the Albanian opposition parties and VMRO-DPMNE for the municipal elections

Arben Taravari, the deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, raised the prospect of a coalition with VMRO-DPMNE for the municipal elections expected in 2021. Taravari was speaking during a TV21 debate about the possibility that the ruling coalition parties SDSM and DUI extend their cooperation for...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 18:20

Hoxha denies reports that his Alternative party will join the Zaev Government

Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party denied that the party is considering joining the Zaev Government and bolstering its very thin majority. Zoran Zaev today said that he is in talks to enlarge the majority by between 3 and 6 members of Parliament, and his Agriculture Minister Arianit Hoxha added that...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 23:15

Nikoloski: Members of Parliament from the SDSM list are raising the prospect of a new majority

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that members of Parliament elected on the SDSM list, from their smaller coalition partners, are raising the issue of having a new parliamentary majority. Both SDSM and VMRO are nearly tied in Parliament, with SDSM having to rely on more and stronger...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 14:32

Zaev says he will wait for the Parliament to elect deputy speakers before asking for a vote on his government

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev was asked today when he plans to present his proposed cabinet before Parliament, and responded that first the Parliament needs to elect deputy speakers and prepare to add representatives who will replace elected members who will join his Government. Zaev did not give a precise...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 09:59

Zaev expects his new ministers to act honestly and responsibly

In his remarks late yesterday evening SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that talks with the DUI party to divide all positions in the next Government are still on-going, and that he expects all appointed officials to act “honestly and responsibly”. Details about the composition of the Government...

News 19.08.20 | 21:29

SDSM and DUI reveal their new Government

After DUI, the SDSM party is also revealing its choices for members of the next Government it hopes to have adopted in Parliament soon. Main changes including moving Nikola Dimitrov from the foreign department to Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration. Mila Carovska will swap the Labour and Welfare...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 13:44

Mickoski: A Government of crime and corruption which won’t last long

The coalition deal between Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti will continue the crime, the lies and the corruption of their first term, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in his first reaction after yesterday’s announcements. In SDSM’s own words, their coalition partner is worthless and...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 21:04

VMRO: A criminal coalition with a limited shelf-life

VMRO-DPMNE responded to the announcement of the new coalition between SDSM and DUI saying it is a deal between two criminal parties that will have a short shelf life. The main point of intersection between them is the crime and their lying. Before the elections Zaev was calling DUI “worthless”...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 18:48

Zaev says that his new Government will cut a fifth of all public sector jobs

The new SDSM – DUI Government will cut a fifth of all public sector employees, Zoran Zaev announced during today’s press conference with Ali Ahmeti. Zaev said that he will abolish positions in the Government of ministers with no departments – which were often used for distinguished...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 16:38

Zaev confirms he reached a coalition agreement with DUI, under which he will be Prime Minister

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev announced that he reached agreement to form a coalition in which he will be Prime Minister. Zaev said that Ahmeti agreed with him taking the position – having an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister was a key request of Ahmeti’s DUI party before the elections. We confirmed...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 10:49

Zaev and Ahmeti meet at 14h to finalize their deal

The leaders of SDSM and DUI Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti are scheduled to meet at 14h to make a final deal in their coalition talks. Both parties yesterday said that they have made serious progress in their talks, without revealing whether SDSM will accept the key DUI request – that an ethnic Albanian...

Macedonia 16.08.20 | 16:51

DUI tells other Albanian parties to back off, accuses them of undercutting its position

Even as SDSM and DUI are working hard to present their coalition as a done deal, the Albanian party issued a press release today warning other Albanian parties to back off. DUI accuses the unnamed parties of trying to undercut their negotiating position by offering their support to the Macedonian parties...

Macedonia 15.08.20 | 18:10

SDSM says they are conducting detailed talks with DUI on how to divide departments in the next Government

The SDSM party issued a press release saying that they are conducting talks on the division of departments in a future Government SDSM plans to form with DUI. In a controversial move by President Pendarovski, SDSM was given the first shot at forming a Government after the chaotic July 15 elections. The...

Macedonia 15.08.20 | 14:26

Taravari: SDSM and DUI are just putting on a show, they already have a coalition deal

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians believes that SDSM and DUI already have reached a coalition agreement, but are simply creating a spectacle before the public with the daily announcements of the course of their negotiations. Together with the one vote from DPA, this coalition would have a...

Macedonia 15.08.20 | 10:32

SDSM – DUI coalition talks expected to continue over the weekend

SDSM and DUI are expected to continue their negotiations on forming a new coalition over the weekend. The two parties yesterday denied a report from Kanal5 TV that they agreed a coalition in which a DUI candidate – Naser Ziberi – will be Prime Minister for one year of the four year term. We...

Macedonia 14.08.20 | 15:15

DUI says talks with SDSM continuing, will last through the weekend

DUI issued a press release today to inform that they are continuing their coalition talks with SDSM, and will pursue them over the weekend as well. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev has 19 days to forge a coalition that will have 61 seats and DUI is his key option. We confirmed the principles based on which the...

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 11.08.20 | 11:15

VMRO: SDSM’s coalition announcements last only a few hours before being denied

The meeting between Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti yesterday did not end up with an agreement to form a new ruling majority between SDSM and DUI. Despite the announcement of a deal, both came out of the meeting saying that the coalition is not agreed yet. SDSM’s coalitions last for a few hours before...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 11:18

SDSM again insists they are holding “serious talks to form a stable Government”

In a press release, SDSM this morning again insisted that they are holding “serious talks to form a stable parliamentary majority that will endure for four years”. Last week the party said that it has reached agreement on the principles of a coalition with DUI, which would put them just at...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 22:45

Gashi: DUI needs to stay true to its promise that they will secure an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Even as DUI and SDSM are briefing the press that they have an agreement on the principles under which a future Government would be led, Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party – which is in coalition with the Alliance of Albanians – predicted that he would be part of the next coalition, but...

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