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Macedonia 02.06.24 | 20:21

Ahmeti sends declaration to the diplomats, while Gashi reminds him that he was the first to violate the coalition agreement

In an interview with Radio Free Europe, Parliament Speaker Afrim Gashi said that the newly created coalition between VMRO-DPMNE, VLEN and ZNAM does not violate the 2001 Ohrid treaty. DUI, which faces being relegated to the opposition for the first time since 2008, angrily insists that VLEN does not have...

Macedonia 28.05.24 | 18:41

Inaugural session of the new Parliament – Afrim Gashi elected as Speaker

Afrim Gashi from the Alternative Party was elected Speaker of the newly constituted Parliament today. Gashi received 76 votes in favor, and six representatives from Levica voted against him – he received the votes of VMRO-DPMNE and VLEN members of Parliament. I will not allow any member of Parliament...

Macedonia 24.07.23 | 22:17

The ethnic Albanian opposition started the process of enlarging in order to remove DUI from power

The opposition parties of the ethnic Albanian political block began the process of enlarging the opposition block. Gashi of Alternative, Kasami of Besa, and Mexhiti from the DUI fraction will start reviewing the possibilities for cooperation, the leader of Alternative confirmed on Monday. The details...

Macedonia 17.05.22 | 12:30

Sela congratulates his former coalition partner Gashi, but reminds him that he accomplished nothing in the Government

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, congratulated to his former coalition partner Afrim Gashi, on his re-election as leader of the Alternative party. Sela did remind Gashi, though, that he did not accomplish much of the promises he made when he left the opposition group and joined with...

Macedonia 15.05.22 | 22:22

Alternative party re-elects Gashi as its leader but its rift deepens

The Alternative party re-elected its leader Afrim Gashi for another therm. The party was part of the opposition, in coalition with the Alliance of Albanians, but after the failed vote of no confidence against Zaev in November, Gashi moved the party to the ruling majority. The congress held today revealed...

Macedonia 21.12.21 | 23:06

Gashi says he has full faith in his official facing charges of abuse of office

Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi insisted that his official Husni Ismaili did nothing wrong while he was Culture Minister in the previous coalition between the Alternative and SDSM. Ismaili faces charges of abuse of office over the way he distributed funding for cultural performers. Typical of the...

Macedonia 21.12.21 | 19:40

Mickoski: Our offer to name an ethnic Albanian as Prime Minister revealed the dishonesty of SDSM and DUI

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the refusal of DUI and SDSM to accept appointing an ethnic Albanian as Prime Minister laid bare how these two parties are abusing inter-ethnic divisions to stay in power. Mickoski made a public offer that the leader of the Alternative party Afrim Gashi...

Macedonia 17.12.21 | 16:03

Gashi says he will remain loyal to SDSM and DUI even after a proposal to be named interim Prime Minister

Political alliances in Macedonia were briefly thrown into a spin after VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski raised the possibility of appointing Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi as the leader of the interim Government ahead of the next elections. Gashi is oscillating between the SDSM – DUI...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:28

After Zaev’s deal with Gashi, Macedonia could get a Government where ethnic Macedonians are in the minority

The deal Zoran Zaev reached with Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party to get their support for the fledging SDSM led coalition raised eyebrows in Macedonia for the scale of the concessions Zaev made, especially among Zaev’s other, older partners. Pavle Trajanov, leader of the DS party and one...

Macedonia 01.12.21 | 15:19

Zaev and Gashi begin a new round of coalition negotiations

Zoran Zaev and Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi are holding their thid meeting in which they are negotiating expanding Zaev’s coalition, which currently does not have the 61 votes it needs to pass most legislation in Parliament. Zaev is again accompanied by Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Kovacevski...

Macedonia 29.11.21 | 15:53

Gashi indicates he is ready to support Zaev’s coalition

Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi today strongly indicated that he is ready to join Zoran Zaev’s coalition. The two began their meeting at the Parliament club in Skopje. We would like to form a Government that will work until the end of the term of the Parliament, until 2024, and will open the...

Macedonia 29.11.21 | 15:09

Grceva calls on Afrim Gashi to end his coalition negotiations with Zoran Zaev

Solza Grceva from the Voice for Macedonia party called on Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi to leave the coalition negotiations with Zoran Zaev. Only two weeks ago Gashi was prepared to vote to bring down the Zaev Government, but since this initiative by the opposition failed, after the suspicious...

Macedonia 29.11.21 | 10:57

Zaev and Gashi will hold a new meeting to discuss their possible coalition

Zoran Zaev is expected to have another meeting with Alternative party leader Afrim Gashi, to discuss their prospective coalition. Zaev currently does not have 61 votes in Parliament, and only narrowly survived a vote of no confidence, after the suspicious disappearance of an opposition member of Parliament....

Macedonia 28.11.21 | 18:51

Zaev could postpone his resignation as Prime Minister

In a statement with Telma, Zoran Zaev seems to open the issue of his second announced resignation – the one as Prime Minister. Zaev resigned as SDSM party leader and the party began the process of electing a new leader, and also announced that he will resign as Prime Minister, but he faces criticism...

Macedonia 24.11.21 | 17:01

New developments on Zaev’s resignation expected on Friday

Zoran Zaev is postponing his decision on resigning as Prime Minister and SDSM party leader for Friday. Zaev was supposed to activate the two resignations on Tuesday, but the move was understandably postponed after the devastating bus accident in Bulgaria that killed over 40 Macedonian citizens. Zaev’s...

Macedonia 19.11.21 | 15:56

Zaev’s attempt to court the Alternative party is met with internal resistance

Zoran Zaev’s attempt to bolsters his coalition with the inclusion of Afrim Gashi’s Alternative has caused split in this small ethnic Albanian party. The party is allied with the larger opposition Alliance of Albanians, and supported the vote of no confidence in the Zaev Government that was...

Macedonia 12.11.21 | 15:56

Gashi will think over the weekend whether to join Zaev’s Government

Afrim Gashi’s Alternative party will deliberate over the weekend over whether to now join the Zaev coalition. The offer was made to them after the BESA party left the coalition, which leaves Zaev without the necessary votes to pass any legislation. Alternative was together with the opposition parties...

Macedonia 10.11.21 | 17:31

All four Alternative Party representatives will vote to bring down the Zaev Government

The Alternative Party today held a press conference in which party leader Afrim Gashi said that all its representatives will vote to remove the Zaev Government at the session scheduled for tomorrow. This is important since one Alternative MP, Skender Rexhepi, showed signs he could change his mind about...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 23:28

Zaev will meet Sela and Gashi to ask them to unblock the Parliament

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will meet with the leaders of the Albanian opposition parties Ziadin Sela and Afrim Gashi tomorrow. Zaev’s intent is to get them to remove their filibuster veto on a number of legislative proposals. Sela and Gashi demand that a law that will grant citizenship to what they...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 22:30

Albanian opposition leaders denounce decision to postpone the census

The Albanian opposition coalition of the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative condemned the meeting between the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev today. Zaev and Mickoski made several decisions, mainly agreeing on the VMRO demand to postpone the census for September. But...

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