Tag: coalition
Macedonia 04.03.21 | 17:22

One day after confirming Zaev’s cabinet, the ruling majority was again unable to find quorum to hold a Parliament session

One day after voting to keep the Zaev Government in place with a very narrow majority of 120 votes, the ruling coalition was again unable to gather the necessary quorum of 61 votes to hold a session of Parliament. Speaker Talat Xhaferi asked the parties in teh coalition to provide the votes, but his...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 14:38

BESA angry at Zaev over the reduction of funding for Albanian cultural events

The Albanian language INA news agency reports that the BESA party is considering leaving the coalition with SDSM. BESA holds four seats in the Parliament and could sink the coalition if it turned on Zaev. According to INA, the latest reason for tensions in the coalition is caused by the Culture Ministry....

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 11:13

SDSM insists that the ruling majority is stable after LDP announces it will leave the coalition group in Parliament

The SDSM party insists that its coalition is stable, after the small LDP party announced it is stepping out of the SDSM led group in Parliament. This allows the two LDP members in Parliament to set their own course more freely, but the party said that it will continue to support the Zaev Government....

Macedonia 09.02.21 | 16:02

Zaev’s least reliable coalition partners

With just 62 votes – barely enough to hold a session of the Parliament, let alone advance meaningful legislation – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev faced difficult six months and his job is not about to get easier. His coalition was reduced by seven votes when it came to protecting his Deputy Prime...

Macedonia 14.12.20 | 11:40

Nikoloski: We are in talks with several members of Parliament who are eager to turn their backs on Zaev

In an interview with Republika, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski announced that members of Parliament who are part of the SDSM led majority are in talks with VMRO to bring down the Zaev Government and support a VMRO led one. SDSM has only a two majority in Parliament, and faces a major...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 18:19

Nikoloski: Zaev’s coalition partners are preparing to leave him unless he reverses course immediately

In an interview with Kanal 77, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that smaller partners in Zoran Zaev’s ruling coalition are angry with Zaev after his BGNES interview and announced surrender to Bulgaria, and are preparing to abandon the Government. Zaev’s SDSM – DUI...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 20:43

Mickoski and the Coalition: We have the right to a European future and respect for the Macedonian identity

The Renewal of Macedonia Coalition opposes the changes to the Constitution and demands recognition of the Macedonian minority, respect for the Macedonian history and its uniqueness. The Coalition also urges Bulgaria not to block the European future of the country, but to support it and show real friendship...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 14:40

Mickoski will meet other party leaders from the opposition coalition to discuss the dispute with Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski is scheduled to meet with other party leaders from the opposition coalition for the Renewal of Macedonia. The meeting comes as the largest opposition party is also working of strengthening its ties with the two main ethnic Albanian coalition parties – the...

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...

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