Tag: DUI
Macedonia 19.10.21 | 11:34

The race in Tetovo could sink Zaev’s coalition

A major issue going into the second round of the local elections developed in the ruling SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition, as several remaining races divide the coalition partners. DUI and BESA candidates went to the second round of the mayoral election in Tetovo, which the ethnic Albanians in...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 21:43

DUI declares victory over SDSM in Aracinovo

Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi announced that the DUI party took back Aracinovo, the important municipality east of Skopje, from SDSM. SDSM won there in 2017, in a rare upset where they ran an ethnic Albanian candidate Milkije Halimi. According to Grubi, the DUI candidate Ridvan Ibraimi won beat both...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 20:51

DUI is counting on at least three wins in the first round

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani held a press conference for his DI party, and announced that they expect to win in the first round in the races in Lipkovo, Saraj and Plasnica. DUI is allied with SDSM and is facing a serious fight against the reinvigorated Albanian opposition parties AA and Alternative,...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 20:15

Ahmeti expects good results in all municipalities where DUI competed

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that a vote for his party will be a vote for being part of the development of the country. This is a good day in Kicevo, but also in Tetovo, Gostivar, Struga, Debar, Cair, Saraj…, Ahmeti said, before listing off another dozen municipalities where he expects to win...

Macedonia 06.10.21 | 20:18

Mickoski says just as DUI and SDSM make agreements on tenders and criminal deals, so they agreed to avoid responsibility for the Tetovo hospital fire

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said at Wednesday’s rally in the municipality of Ilinden that just as DUI and SDSM make agreements on tenders and criminal deals, so they agreed to avoid responsibility for the fire in the modular hospital in Tetovo where 14 people burned alive. Zaev and his...

Macedonia 29.09.21 | 15:41

DUI opens election HQ in Cair with applause and gunfire

DUI’s election headquarters in Cair was opened with ovations, applause and gunfire. The First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi, the current mayor and candidate for a second term in Cair Visar Ganiu and the MP, DUI vice president and former mayor of the municipality, Izet Medziti addressed the...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 23:24

Ahmeti spoke about healthcare and the environment while presenting his DUI candidates in the local elections

The DUI party also held its first inaugural event, presenting its mayoral candidates at the October local elections this evening. Party leader Ali Ahmeti spoke at the event, while the candidates of the party that is trying to adopt a “green” image, sat around him in front of the Culture Center...

Macedonia 22.09.21 | 10:55

SDSM and DUI are using media leaks to accuse each other over the deadly Tetovo hospital fire

Starting yesterday, the SDSM and DUI parties are openly accusing each other over the deadly hospital fire in Tetovo that killed 15 patients and visiting family members. SDSM initiated the exchange when, using a friendly media outlet, accused the local municipal authorities in Tetovo of errors during...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:38

Two arrests and four officers injured in the Tetovo protests

Two arrests and four injured is the aftermath of the protests in Tetovo today, where families of the patients killed in the catastrophic Covid hospital fire, and hundreds of citizens, tried to rally in front of the DUI party office. A police unit tried to stop them, which led to clashes. Two men, a 52...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:22

Chaotic scenes in Tetovo show that DUI is losing popular support

Citizens of Tetovo notably sided with the protesters today, during a demonstration aimed at the office of the DUI party and the city hall. Protesters demanded accountability from DUI, its leader Ali Ahmeti and Mayor Teuta Arifi, as well as from the Zaev regime, for the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 11:55

Leaked audio tape shows top DUI officials discussing rigging of judicial appointments

An audio tape showing top DUI party officials apparently rigging the outcome of judicial appointments, was leaked today. The leaker is El Cheka, a Macedonian Albanian man living in the United States who has often leaked tapes from the large cache of secretly recorded conversations used by Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 08.09.21 | 18:11

DUI congratulates Independence Day, demands equality

The Democratic Union for Integration congratulates all citizens of our country September 8 – the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Macedonia, and believes that equality and mutual respect is based on a common path to new challenges and successes such as the country’s...

Macedonia 04.09.21 | 20:24

DUI presents its mayoral candidates

The DUI party formally announced its 17 mayoral candidates today for the elections that take place on October 17th. Three key incumbents are on the list. Despite horrific problems with waste collection and water supply, Teuta Arifi will run for a third term in Tetovo, Macedonia’s largest Albanian majority...

Macedonia 26.08.21 | 15:37

Miteva: The alleged split in the SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition is a show for the public

VMRO-DPMNE spokeswoman Marija Miteva dismissed talks about a split in the SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition, after BESA, the smallest of the three ruling partners, said that it will run its own, independent candidates in the local elections. They announced a coalition, and now they nominate separate...

Macedonia 26.08.21 | 12:18

Opposition Albanian parties nominate their candidate for the face-off with DUI in Struga

The Alliance of Albanians nominated Idri Istrefi, former head of the Council of the municipality of Velesta for Mayor of Struga. Istrefi will face off with the DUI candidate Ramiz Merko in one of the most anticipated competitions between the parties representing ethnic Albanians at the coming local elections. The...

Macedonia 28.07.21 | 14:52

Skopje Appeals Court overturns the sentences in a rare case filed against DUI party officials

The Skopje Appeals Court overturned the sentence against two DUI party officials – Ismet Guri and Ejup Alimi – who faced three and a half years in prison for destroying election materials. The case against them was initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office – the highly politicized...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 18:58

BESA will wait for more details about the SDSM – DUI coalition before it announces its next steps

Arianit Hoxha, from the BESA party, said that they are still examining the announcement of their coalition partners SDSM and DUI that they are forming a coalition for the coming municipal elections. BESA wants to challenge DUI for the mayoral seat in the largest Albanian majority city in Macedonia –...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 20:29

Zaev is on collision course with Ahmeti over the mayoral race in Tetovo

Zoran Zaev responded to the demands from his Albanian coalition partners by playing it coy. The DUI party demands that Zaev supports their candidate in the coming local elections in Tetovo, but BESA demands that he remains neutral. Both these parties hope they can win the mayoral seat in Tetovo and both...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 15:51

Ahmeti sets ultimatum for Zaev: Either support for DUI candidates or early parliamentary elections together with the local elections!

Either SDSM support for DUI candidates in Tetovo, Gostivar, Struga, Kicevo, Cair in the first round of elections or holding early parliamentary elections along with the local elections because DUI leader Ali Ahmeti will break up the government coalition. Ahmeti will put this on the table in front of...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 10:04

Zaev says he will meet with Ahmeti to discuss cooperation in the municipal elections

Zoran Zaev announced that by the end of July he will meet with Ali Ahmeti to discuss cooperation between their SDSM and DUI parties in the municipal elections in October. The two parties cooperated in the 2017 municipal elections, and in the 2019 presidential elections. It is important that we first...

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