Tag: parliament
World 20.05.20 | 12:02

Macron’s party loses majority in Parliament

The French president faces a difficult situation with 17 members defecting the ruling party and forming a new parliamentary group. Thus, Macron’s party has lost absolute majority in the lower house and will be forced to enter into an alliance if it wants to retain majority, the V4 new agency reported. “Ecology,...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 14:47

Parliament will not reconvene, Constitutional Court decides for the second time that there are no conditions

There are no conditions for accepting judge Osman Kadriu’s proposal to start an ex officio procedure to evaluate if dissolving Parliament was constitutional and legal, (“Official Gazette of the Republic of North Macedonia” No. 43/2020) so far, the judges of the Constitutional Court unanimously...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 15:20

Mickoski: The Parliament returned its legitimacy to the people, and only the people can appoint a new one

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the legitimacy of the former Parliament was spent when it voted to dissolve itself in mid February, and that it is not acceptable to have it recalled, as the ruling SDSM party is trying to do. That Parliament returned its legitimacy back to the citizens....

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 09:57

Xhaferi: Recalling the dissolved Parliament would amount to a coup attempt

Speaker Talat Xhaferi insists tha tthe Parliament can only convene after an election was held. “Anything else would be a coup attempt”, Xhaferi told TV21, when asked about the request by the ruling SDSM party to re-convene the Parliament that was dissolved in mid February. All representatives...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 22:42

Milososki: The Parliament lost its mandate when it voted to dissolve

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki said that holding elections in June or July would be a serious health risk. The ruling SDSM party is trying to recall the dissolved Parliament in a move which prompted speculations that SDSM will try hold “corona elections”, before the epidemic has been...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 21:26

DUI’s Grubi wants the Constitutional Court to decide on whether the Parliament can re-convene

Artan Grubi from the DUI party said that the Constitutional Court should be the one to decide whether the Parliament can be recalled. The ruling SDSM party and some of its allies are proposing that the Parliament, which dissolved in mid February, re-convenes, but DUI and the main opposition VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 17:26

On the anniversary of the 2017 incident in the Parliament, Durlovski asks the public to consider “who gained from this controlled chaos”

Opera singer and political dissident Igor Durlovski, who was one of the leaders of the Fourth Ilinden movement, wrote on the third anniversary of the illegitimate power grab in Macedonia and the incident in the Parliament. Durlovski asked a series of questions regarding the events of the day, which he...

Macedonia 24.04.20 | 23:05

Mickoski calls on Pendarovski to convene the party leaders, in light of the illegitimate SDSM attempt to recall the Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on President Stevo Pendarovski to hold a meeting of the main party leaders to discuss the political crisis that is developing as the ruling SDSM party is trying to recall the already dissolved Parliament. Mickoski said that the attempt is a mockery of the...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 22:51

Klimovski: Parliament cannot be reconvened because MPs have already returned their mandates

The government, through the Parliament, wants to confirm the unconstitutional decision of President Pendarovski for a state of emergency for the second time and to give legitimacy to the disputed decrees having the force of law, experts say. According to the professor of constitutional law and former...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 18:08

What is behind the request of SDSM to reconvene the dissolved Parliament?

A group of lawmakers is demanding the Parliament to reconvene to allegedly confirm President Stevo Pendarovski’s decision to extend the state of emergency – although the future parliamentary composition may or may not approve the government decrees, Kurir writes. The opposition, on the other...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 15:37

Nikoloski: SDSM’s push to hold elections during an epidemic is inhuman

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that the Parliament is already dissolved and there is no constitutional option to have it re-called. VMRO-DPMNE rejects the attempt by the ruling SDSM party to re-call the Parliament, which was made yesterday, saying that setting a date for elections...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 14:37

DUI didn’t sign on to SDSM’s initiative to re-call the Parliament

Members of Parliament from the DUI party did not sign on to the request to re-call the Parliament. The letter sent to Speaker Talat Xhaferi is signed by 35 members of Parliament, coming from the ruling SDSM party, its coalition members, several smaller ethnic Albanian parties and the blackmailed group...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 20:52

Zaev is pushing for elections in the midst of an epidemic

The ruling SDSM party seems determined to make a move on the political scene – by pushing for a recall of the Parliament that dissolved in mid February. There is no legal option to recall the Parilament once it dissolves to make way for general elections, but SDSM has asked its representatives...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 15:11

Only the Constitutional Court can reconvene the Parliament

SDSM’s initiative to collect signatures for reconvening the Parliament has no legal basis. Only the Constitutional Court can reconvene the Parliament in such circumstances, claim the interlocutors we consulted. According to them, there is a possibility that the MPs will return to the Parliament...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 11:55

Xhaferi to consider the initiative to reconvene Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi told TV21 that so far he has not received any initiative to convene the Parliament, and if he does, he will consider it and make a decision. Yesterday, the media reported that MPs are already collecting signatures for the reconvening of the last parliamentary composition,...

Macedonia 21.04.20 | 21:45

SDSM is reportedly trying to reconvene the Parliament

With Macedonia in a complete legislative limbo, after the elections were postponed but the Parliament was not re-called, the ruling SDSM party is reportedly scouting members of Parliament asking them to demand they reconvene. The 360 Degrees site reported that SDSM is getting 20 members of Parliament...

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 10:13

No Parliament, no elections: Macedonia is in legislative limbo

The decision of the Constitutional Court not to discuss the dissolution of the Parliament brought Macedonia into a serious legal quandary. Parliament is dissolved and elections were supposed to be held on April 12, but they were called off because of the coronavirus epidemic. An attempt by the main political...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 13:44

Parliament to stay dissolved: Constitutional Court decides not to initiate procedure

The Constitutional Court has decided not to initiate a procedure for assessing the constitutionality and legality of the Decision for dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. The Constitutional Court informs that today at a session after an extensive debate on the case at the end...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 17:05

Legal experts tasked with finding a way to recall the dissolved Parliament

Several legal experts, from various political sides, have been tasked to work on coming up with a way to reconvene the Parliament and postpone the elections scheduled for April 12. This was decided at the meeting of party leaders at the office of President Stevo Pendarovski, where an agreement was reached...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 10:37

Vladimir Gjorcev: I wish success to the VMRO candidates

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Vladimir Gjorcev, who long represented the 3rd, eastern electoral district and was also a potential 2019 presidential candidate, welcomed the electoral lists that were announced yesterday and wished success to the nominees. Along with the opposition party’s strategy...

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