Tag: DUI
Economy 24.03.20 | 13:56

DUI is opposed to Zaev’s proposal to force the public sector administration on the minimum wage

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, who is from the DUI party, spoke out against the proposal from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to introduce a major, two months long cut in public sector salaries to prop up the budget. Bekteshi said that he agrees with the cut, which would reduce public sector employees...

Macedonia 14.03.20 | 11:20

DUI says it’s making 10.000 party activists available to help the elderly during the epidemic

DUI announced it will put 10.000 party activists available to help elderly people during the coronavirus epidemic. The party said that it will deploy its activists across Macedonia, and will set up a phone line where people in need can ask for their help. The move is linked with the party’s electoral...

Macedonia 12.03.20 | 10:43

Meri Nikolova on Ahmeti’s list of MP candidates: They didn’t deceive me, as one person already did

The wife of former Transport and Communications Minister and Macedonian Ambassador to France Agron Buxhaku, Meri Nikolova Buxhaku, thanked DUI leader Ali Ahmeti for including her on the party’s list of MP candidates in the third election district. The former “Colored revolution” member...

Macedonia 08.03.20 | 10:02

DUI completes candidate lists for MPs in upcoming elections

DUI has completed the list sof candidates for MPs for the upcoming elections. According to Alsat, party leader Ali Ahmeti will be holder of the list in the sixth election district, Talat Xhaferi in the fifth election district. Former Economy Minister Bekim Neziri will be holder of the list in the third...

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 27.02.20 | 22:07

SDSM’s Muhamed Zekiri doesn’t want DUI in a post-election coalition

Muhamed Zekiri, the deputy leader of the SDSM party who is also the head of the party’s Albanian wing, said that he wants to see a ruling coalition that will exclude DUI. Zekiri has a notoriously bad relationship with SDSM’s largest coalition partner, as the two parties are vying for the...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 21:32

Pendarovski promises he won’t back SDSM and DUI, and will give the mandate to whoever has 61 votes

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he will give the mandate to form the next Government to whichever party offers proof that it has 61 votes in Parliament. Pendarovski added that he will not unfairly favor the SDSM and DUI parties, who backed his election campaign. I’ve said that I will not...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 13:51

Ademi: DUI expects fair, democratic and peaceful campaign

DUI expects the campaign for early parliamentary elections to be fair, democratic and peaceful, said Arbr Ademi, a member of the party’s top leadership. We look forward to a fair, democratic and peaceful election campaign and are maximally focused on the next DUI victory. Whenever DUI was in power,...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 16:06

Voting on the law on state prosecutors postponed for Sunday

The ruling majority in the Parliament did not try to put the controversial PPO law on state prosecutors to a vote. Shortly after beginning today’s session, Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that the vote will take place on Sunday, and moved on to other items. The Parliament remained assembled even...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 15:07

Zaev says he sent a message to DUI to stop playing games in the Parliament

SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that he expects the Parliament to dissolve in time for the elections to be held on April 12, but only after the PPO law on state prosecutors Zaev proposed is adopted. The Parliament can’t allow any games and the law must be debated and voted on. Maybe there will be a...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 14:20

DUI wants Zaev to accept a move that would make Albanian voters even more over-represented in Parliament

Artan Grubi from the DUI party said that they will support Zoran Zaev’s law on state prosecutors, but in exchange, they want to see the borders between the electoral districts redrawn. The DUI request, Grubi said, would see the city of Debar and the municipality of Mavrovo-Rostuse removed from...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 12:30

SDSM will not allow the Parliament to dissolve until they get the laws they demand, Spasovski confirms

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski underlined the determination of his SDSM party not to allow the dissolution of Parliament until the controversial PPO law on state prosecutors, and other legal priorities for SDSM, are adopted. Spasovski was asked whether this pressure from SDSM will mean that...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 12:22

Xhaferi asks SDSM to say if they’re serious about holding early elections

“We are not married”, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said in response to the threat from the ruling SDSM party that it may cancel its coalition with the DUI party. SDSM said it will kick DUI out of the coalition unless Xhaferi helps them adopt a law that would solidify SDSM’s control...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 19:13

SDSM buys DUI votes for PPO law with smuggling redrawing of electoral districts

Republika has learnt that there is an ongoing bargaining in the Parliament between SDSM and DUI for the smuggling redrawing of electoral districts. Problem is electoral sistrict 6. DUI demands changes, ie Municipality of Debar and Municipality of Mavrovo and Rostuse to be transferred to electoral district...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 18:35

Ahmeti says he will only support the version of the PPO law that was proposed by the Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said he supports only the version of the law on state prosecutors that the Government endorsed yesterday afternoon. The version was rejected by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, but also by the opposition Albanian parties BESA and Alliance of Albanians, as it guarantees that...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 13:14

Car owned by former Economy Minister Kuci set on fire in Skopje

A car owned by former Economy Minister Driton Kuci was set on fire in Skopje overnight. The incident occurred in an underground garage in the Butel district where Kuci, an official of the DUI party, had parked his car. Along Kuci’s VW Golf, two other cars were damaged. There are still no indications...

Macedonia 13.01.20 | 17:40

Kiracovski: DUI also doesn’t want annulment of lustration

Political System Committee Chairman Aleksandar Kiracovski said the DUI and the Democratic Party of Turks joined the VMRO-DPMNE in what he described as obstruction of lustration annulment. He said that ways would still be sought to abolish lustration, as it had done injustice. The Political System Committee...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 16:39

DUI remains with the same staff in the interim government

DUI remains with the current ministers and deputies in the interim government, the party confirmed to “360 Degrees”. Ahmeti and his party have no obligation to withdraw and appoint new ministers in the government because the departments where changes are to take place are led by SDSM staff. The...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 10:27

DUI won’t rule out a coalition with VMRO-DPMNE

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that the DUI party he comes from would be open to a coalition with VMRO-DPMNE following the elections in April. DUI has been in power for nearly all of its existence, since 2002 when it was formed from the ranks of the UCK/NLA Albanian terrorist group. It was in...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 23:33

Sela: Our polls say we are leading over DUI ourselves

The Alliance for Albanians can defeat the DUI by itself, party leader Zijadin Sela said Friday on Alsat’s “360 Degree” show, citing the results of their polls. Our polls say that we alone are leading over DUI, as an Alliance for Albanians. On the other hand, respondents who say yes...

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