Tag: kasami
Macedonia 29.10.19 | 10:41

BESA leader rules out any cooperation with DUI until they are defeated, would join forces with the Alliance of Albanians

The opposition BESA party, which represents mainly ethnic Albanians, ruled out any coalition with the ruling Albanian party DUI. We would cooperate with DUI only if they are in the opposition. DUI failed to represent the Albanians over the past 17 years and the Albanians want it to go into the opposition,...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 11:54

BESA leader Kasami proposes a broad unified front against DUI

Bilal Kasami, leader of the opposition BESA party which represents mainly ethnic Albanians, said that while it’s early, his party is open to a pre-election coalition with like-minded parties such as the Alliance of Albanians led by Ziadin Sela The two were allied in the presidential elections earlier...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 15:48

Sela and Kasami call on Zaev to resign and allow early elections

The leaders of the ethnic Albanian opposition parties in Macedonia called for early elections. Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians said that both he and the public are disappointed not by the EU decision to withhold the opening of accession talks from Macedonia, but by the lack of reform capacity...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 19:13

Albanian opposition parties in Macedonia call for early elections if the EU accession push fails

Opposition parties representing ethnic Albanians in Macedonia are agreed that, if the European Council ends without a date to open accession talks, early elections should be held as soon as possible. The plan B of the opposition is that we have early elections. What else could we ask for? We demand elections....

Macedonia 29.09.19 | 13:40

BESA leader Kasami says the only purpose of the Special Prosecutor’s Office was to bring down the Gruevski Government

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami says that the Special Prosecutor’s Office completely failed at its declared task – to restore the rule of law in Macedonia, and turned out to be a political tool of the SDSM party. From this perspective, the feeling is that the Special Prosecutor’s Office...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 15:27

BESA is opposed to Zaev’s draft law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office, endangering his attempt to get to 81 votes

BESA party sources said that he will not vote for the proposed law on state prosecutors, which was unilaterally presented by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Friday, after he failed to find common ground with the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party and amid the major corruption scandal involving the Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 22:13

BESA joins VMRO call for early general elections

The BESA party issued a press release accusing the ruling SDSM party of corruption and calling for early general elections. The call comes after BESA leader Bilal Kasami held a meeting with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, to discuss the major corruption scandal revolving around Special Prosecutor...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 16:03

Mickoski meets BESA leader Bilal Kasami to discuss the growing Government corruption scandal

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met with Bilal Kasami, leader of the ethnic Albanian BESA party to discuss the fast changing political situation in Macedonia. The two party leaders also discussed the major corruption scandal which brought down Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and has implicated...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 19:54

BESA calls for early elections after Zaev’s failed mission in Berlin

BESA, one of the two main opposition ethnic Albanian parties, called for early elections after the failure of the Zaev Government to secure a date to open EU accession talks. The promise that accession talks will begin this month was not kept. There are no certain guarantees from Berlin that they will...

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 23:50

Albanian opposition bloc sees votes for Blerim Reka as votes against the “Zaev regime”

Bilal Kasami, leader of the ethnic Albanian BESA party, warned Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that his Government will be brought down by the Albanian voters. Kasami and Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians are supporting the only ethnic Albanian candidate in the race, Blerim Reka, for President, and...

Macedonia 21.02.19 | 13:53

Zaev meets BESA’s Kasami to discuss joint presidential candidate

Zoran Zaev is meeting with Bilal Kasami today to see if BESA party leader would support his proposal for a “consensual” presidential candidate nominated by the ruling SDSM party but supported by all ethnic Albanian parties. Zaev is already in talks with the Albanian parties which are in his...

Macedonia 04.01.19 | 12:23

Zaev meets ethnic Albanian party leaders who remain doubtful on the “North Macedonia” amendments

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is set to meet with Bilal Kasami, leader of the ethnic Albanian BESA party, as it threatened to pull its support for the amendments that rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. BESA has five members of Parliament, but it is uncertain how many of them would listen to Kasami’s...