Tag: elections
Macedonia 22.01.20 | 22:08

Stoilkovski: There will be responsibility for party employment ahead of the elections after April 12

Prior to the elections, before the dissolution of parliament, SDSM and Zoran Zaev issue employment ads in the administration, which they called “lazy”, and now they are shamelessly filling it and politicizing it, VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski said Wednesday. As he said, there are...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 19:53

Relentless pace of new public sector hiring as the elections draw near

Three months ahead of the elections, the spate of public sector hiring is not slowing down. Currently there are 30 open ads, and new are added every day, in a process which the opposition claims is meant to land comfy jobs for members of the ruling SDSM party. Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski...

Macedonia 16.01.20 | 19:50

Interior Minister Culev disusses election preparations with members of the diplomatic corps

The interim Interior Minister Nake Culev held a series of meetings with diplomatic representatives in Macedonia, to discuss the upcoming early general elections and the police preparations to ensure they run smoothly. Culev met with the ambassadors of Hungary, the Netherlands, Croatia and the Czech Republic,...

Macedonia 09.01.20 | 11:25

OSCE: Free, fair, and hate-free elections are essential

The OSCE Mission to Skopje condemns all forms of racism, antisemitism and intolerance. On his Facebook page, the Mission calls on members and supporters of all political parties to refrain from voicing and sharing offensive content that denigrates on the basis of ethnicity, religion or belief, or other...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 16:34

Plenary session to elect the interim government scheduled for 16:30 h

Macedonia’s Parliament is set to start at 16:30h the session on the election of the new interim government, which is to organize the early parliamentary elections scheduled for April 12. The new prime minister is Oliver Spasovski, former deputy prime minister and interior minister, who has submitted...

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 27.12.19 | 16:45

Mucunski: Government puts laws by blackmail of narrow party interest

Timco Mucunski, VMRO-DPMNE’s secretary for international relations and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski held a TV debate on TV 24. Zoran Zaev and the Government blackmail elections by adopting a law on narcotic drugs to legalize their businesses, adopting a defense law that discredits...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 11:26

Mickoski tells Zaev he will face the anger of the people if he tries to postpone the elections

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that he will face the anger of the people if he attempts to postpone the elections. Zaev, whose SDSM party is down in the polls, said that he may try to get out of the agreement reached this October that early elections...

Macedonia 26.12.19 | 13:42

SDSM hasn’t won a general election in 18 years – and polls show they’re likely to make it over 20

Polls show that the now ruling SDSM party is well on the way to marking 20 years without winning general elections. The party won its last election in 2002, in the aftermath of the 2001 civil war and the wiretapping scandal that likely provoked it. Since then, it’s been all downhill for the left,...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 15:27

Nikoloski warns Zaev that he will face the anger of the people if he tries to postpone the elections

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski warned Zoran Zaev that postponing the elections all the major parties agreed to just a few months ago would mean that he will face the anger of the people. Twice over the past two days has Zaev announced he may back out of the deal under which he needs to...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 13:27

Outgoing Prime Minister: If the opposition stalls laws, I will not resign on January 3

If the opposition continues to block higher wages and pensions laws I will not resign on January 3 – outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev threatened today. I am the first to wish to follow all procedures. But if the opposition is allowed to find ways in the Parliament, and has the right to stall...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 11:38

Spasovski: No problem with election date if differences are overcome

Differences related to the standstill in the passing of laws in Parliament should be overcome. In such case, we have no problem holding the early elections on April 12 as scheduled, says Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski, commenting on Tuesday’s statement by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the...

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....

News 24.12.19 | 16:16

VMRO tells Zaev to give up on his attempts to postpone the elections

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party called on Zoran Zaev to give up on his latest plan to postpone the general elections that were planned for April 2020. Zaev, whose SDSM party is trailing VMRO in the polls, initially tried to postpone the elections citing the need to wait for Spain to ratify Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 12:54

Outgoing PM Zaev threatens to delay the elections if Parliament doesn’t pass essential laws

The outgoing prime minister on Tuesday again mentioned the possibility of postponing the elections scheduled for April 12. This time, Zaev said the reason was that the Parliament should pass several essential laws. Possible blocking of the adoption of essential laws in the Parliament could cause a delay...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 10:58

Derkovski: The voter’s list cannot be ideally clean

State Election Commission President Oliver Derkovski talked Tuesday on the “Utrinski brifing” show about the voter’s list, whether the SEC is ready for the upcoming elections. Asked if voter’s list manipulation is possible before the upcoming elections, Derkovski said that the...

Balkans 22.12.19 | 20:39

Social-democrat Milanovic leads both right wing candidates in the first round of presidential elections in Croatia

According to the early results from the Croatian presidential elections, Social-Democratic candidate Zoran Milanovic used the division in teh right wing field and won the most votes in the first round. Milanovic received about 30 percent of the vote, ahead of incumbent President Kolinda Grabar –...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 14:27

Xhaferi rejects SDSM request for speedy and unilateral changes to the Electoral Code

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi dismissed the idea of pushing the Election Code changes through an expedited procedure. Xhaferi’s DUI party bogged down the changes proposed unilaterally by its coalition partner SDSM, which aim to abolish the six electoral districts in favor of a single district. Despite...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 11:33

Nikoloski: Zaev to not even think to postpone the elections, he will regret it!

Several months before the elections Zoran Zaev is trying to push through an amendment to the Electoral Code, something that does not mean anything to the citizens, does not improve their lives or reduces corruption, but opens the possibility for SDSM to postpone the elections. However, VMRO-DPMNE Vice...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 10:41

Kasami says outgoing PM Zaev is a fraudster

BESA Movement leader Bilal Kasami said last night on TV 21’s “Click Plus” show that if the opposition VMRO-DPMNE again forms a coalition with DUI after the elections, the possibility of Nikola Gruevski re-emerging as prime minister opens up. He also said that outgoing Prime Minister...

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