Tag: coalition
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...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 20:54

Ahmeti meets with Zaev to see if they can restore trust after the bitter campaign

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti met with SDSM leader Zoran Zaev today, shortly after meeting with VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani said that the latter meeting was held to see if DUI and SDSM can regain trust, after Zaev campaigned strongly against Ahmeti, in an attempt...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 21:17

Ahmeti says he’s in no hurry to form a Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who holds 15 seats in Parliament and likely the key to the creation of the next Government, said that he is in no hurry to complete the coalition talks. The new Parliament convened today, but could not procede to electing a Speaker as there is no clear majority yet. This...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 16:23

Mickoski: VMRO begins talks to form a new ruling majority

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party will begin talks to form the next governing coalition. He said that there is no possibility that the candidates elected on the VMRO ticked cross over to support an SDSM Government – on the contrary, he expects votes to move in the opposite...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:35

US Ambassador calls on the parties to get together and quickly form a new Government

Despite the inconclusive outcome of the elections, US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects that a new Government will be formed within the provided deadlines, and as soon as possible. Before the vote, Byrnes called on the country to go ahead with the elections, even though many citizens...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 22:43

Osmani: DUI is open to forming a coalition with either of the major parties

Bujar Osmani from DUI said that the party is open to forming a coalition with either of the main two parties – VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, and reminded the public that the Government is formed by whoever gets to 61 votes in Parliament – not which party won the elections. VMRO and SDSM are virtually...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 21:19

Vecer: Even odds we end up with a grand coalition or a coalition between VMRO and DUI

The Vecer paper estimates that the odds for a broad coalition and a coalition between VMRO-DPMNE and DUI are even, at about 40 percent each, with 20 percent given to the chance that SDSM continues its coalition with DUI. If the projected results hold, VMRO and SDSM would be virtually tied, and DUI is...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 21:39

Mickoski tells party leaders that he will work toward a coalition, but not at any price

The VMRO-DPMNE party is holding a meeting of its Central Committee this evening, to discuss the outcome of the elections, and the decision of the Executive Committee to empower party leader Hristijan Mickoski to negotiate a future ruling coalition. Mickoski told the Central Committee that he will work...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 17:34

Zaev says that he will move quickly to form a new coalition

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that he will move quickly in August to put together a new Government. Zaev is currently on a vacation, but he insisted that as the results of the elections are being verified, he will “put together a coalition that will protect the treaties he signed with Greece...

Macedonia 20.07.20 | 22:45

VMRO declares that the elections were held in an undemocratic environment

VMRO-DPMNE held a meeting of its Executive Committee, which decided to empower party leader Hristijan Mickoski to begin negotiations with for the creation of the next ruling coalition. The party leadership points that the elections were held in an undemocratic environment, with “a massive amount...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 15:53

Zaev goes on vacation, will begin to discuss possible coalitions after two weeks

While other political parties are discussing their future coalitions, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that he will take a few days of vacation, and will only begin to discuss a new coalition after Ilinden (August 2). SDSM said that Zaev will remain in the country for his vacation – a no brainer given...

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 13:04

So you have an evenly split Parliament. What next?

The unprecedented narrow results in the July 15 early general elections have brought Macedonia to uncharted waters. Never before were the two main parties so even and also so far from creating a stable coalition. Also unprecedented is the inability of the State Electoral Commission to compute the results,...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 10:52

Ahmeti says he would still like to continue his coalition with Zaev, finish the job they started together

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that ideally he would prefer to continue his coalition with SDSM, pointing at the numerous concessions SDSM made with Macedonian national interests and saying that “we have things we started that should be finished”. But, in an interview with Alsat TV, Ahmeti...

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