Tag: DUI
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...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 16:31

Albanian parties opposed to Zaev’s latest plan to postpone the elections

Parties that represent ethnic Albanians rejected the idea launched by the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today, that the early general elections planned for April 2020 be postponed. DUI is eagerly looking forward to the elections and to having an absolute win, especially among the Albanian camp....

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 16:36

Outgoing PM Zaev: There is great trust between SDSM and DUI

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Monday that SDSM Executive and Central Board sessions will discuss all political issues on Friday, recapitulate the year, discuss relations with everyone in the coalition, stressing that it has made major decisions for the state. Before mid-February next year,...

Macedonia 22.12.19 | 17:15

SDSM official announces they will likely not form a pre-election coalition with DUI

Transportation Minister Goran Sugareski said that the ruling SDSM party will select its coalition partners after the April 2020 elections. Sugareski was responding when asked if SDSM is still working on a pre-election coalition with its current partner DUI. We are now focused on having democratic elections...

Macedonia 21.12.19 | 22:11

Ahmeti re-elected leader of the DUI party, vows that no decisions will be made in Macedonia without his approval

The DUI party delegates unanimously re-elected Ali Ahmeti as leader of the party. The former terrorist commander who sparked the 2001 civil war in Macedonia has led DUI since 2002, and has been part of nearly all governments since then. I thank you for your trust, to lead DUI for the next four years....

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 19:27

Grubi: DUI to run in the elections alone, Albanian opposition to unite so that Albanians don’t lose

Following a session of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) central presidency, Artan Grubi conveyed the party’s stance that they would run independently in the April 12 elections, and urged the opposition in the Albanian political bloc to unite. DUI is the largest Albanian political party...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 11:13

Parliament meets over the blocked SDSM election request

In the Macedonian Parliament, a debate is scheduled on the several thousand amendments which the DUI party submitted to the Electoral Code proposed by its coalition partner SDSM. Since it’s impossible to go through all the amendments, the DUI move effectively blocks any debate on the SDSM proposal...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 21:08

Albanian opposition parties preparing a coalition to take on DUI

The Alliance of Albanians and the BESA party, as well as the smaller Alternative party, have announced they are in talks over the creation of a pre-election coalition. The two conservative parties that represent ethnic Albanians are planning to join forces for the purpose of getting DUI out of office...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 17:00

You can’t change the rules months before the vote, Janusev tells Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev called the push by the ruling SDSM party to amend the electoral code on its own with hmonths before the vote a mockery. The proposal was detailed in Parliament after DUI, SDSM’s coalition partner, submitted several thousand nuisance amendments, which would...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 15:45

The outgoing prime minister says he will seriously consider a coalition with the DUI

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not hide his discontent with the move by the DUI coalition partner, which has submitted more than 5,000 amendments to the Electoral Code. VMRO-DPMNE has submitted 9.000 amendments, DUI has submitted 5.000 amendments, as they told me. And if DUI knows that VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 22:24

DUI did not want the entire Law on Languages to be sent to the Venice Commission

DUI did not know that the full law on the use of languages would be sent to the Venice Commission, but only expected parts of the law to be sent, party lawmaker Artan Grubi said on the ” Top tema” show. He also wanted to point out that the Venice Commission’s practice is to pass laws...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 17:14

DUI’s session focused on vetting

At Tuesday’s session of the DUI presidency at the party’s headquarters in Mala Recica, Tetovo, the main debate was focused on the vetting ahead of the 4th Congress. Party spokesperson Bujar Osmani says the presidency as part of the preparatory sessions is debating the essence of the documents...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 10:42

Ahmeti calls a meeting of the DUI presidency

DUI President Ali Ahmeti called a meeting of the party’s Central Presidency. DUI informs that the meeting will be held today at 15:00h at the party headquarters in Tetovo. The meeting will focus on the fourth DUI election congress, future program commitments and statutory changes, the party said...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 23:18

Mickoski: Zaev saw his popular support cut in half

Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party saw their popular support cut in half, says opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, who went through their numbers in the last several electoral cycles. SDSM had 435.000 votes in the 2016 early general elections. They grew their coalition significantly by the time of the 2017...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 18:07

BESA prepared for any kind of coalition so long as it helps remove DUI from power

Bilal Kasami, the leader of the opposition ethnic Albanian BESA party, said that he will enter into coalition with any party so long as it leads to the toppling of DUI from power. We will not form a coalition with DUI following the elections. We believe that it is high time DUI was sent to the opposition,...

Macedonia 21.11.19 | 11:55

Sela says that DUI is worse for Albanian interests than either VMRO or SDSM

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, insisted that DUI and not one of the large Macedonian parties, is the most damaging for Albanian national interests. Sela was asked by the Kosovan T7 television whether he thinks that VMRO-DPMNE or SDSM did more damage to Albanians – a frequent...

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