Tag: pendarovski
Macedonia 20.04.24 | 12:48

Pendarovski dismisses VMRO’s “non-aggression pact” with ZNAM

Stevo Pendarovski, who is running for re-election in the presidential vote, dismissed the move by VMRO-DPMNE to cease in-fighting with other Macedonian parties like ZNAM and Levica. According to Pendarovski, the proposal, which was already accepted by ZNAM, is a “sign of weakness”. We are...

Macedonia 14.04.24 | 21:37

Mickoski rejects Ahmeti’s blackmail, calls on Pendarovski to do the same

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski rejected the request by Ali Ahmeti and the DUI party that any future coalition partner for the Albanian parties must agree to changes in the way the President is elected. Ahmeti wants to end the practice of direct elections, where it’s always been ethnic...

Macedonia 14.04.24 | 18:36

Culev responds to Pendarovski’s claim that he was the first to hire Albanians to sensitive security positions

Former interim Interior Minister Nake Culev dismissed remarks from SDSM presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski, that Albanians were heavily discriminated against in hiring in the security services. Pendarovski named an ethnic Albanian, Erold Musliu, as head of the AR intelligence agency, and insisted...

Macedonia 14.04.24 | 15:54

VMRO asks Pendarovski and SDSM to clearly say whether they will accept the key DUI demand

VMRO-DPMNE called on SDSM and their presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski to answer whether they will accept the DUI party demand for changes in which the way the President is (s)elected. SDSM are desperate for Albanian votes as they continue to lose support among ethnic Macedonians. Pendarovski already...

Macedonia 13.04.24 | 19:34

Pendarovski doesn’t know you even exist, Nikoloski tells rural Macedonia

Macedonia has never had a President so out of touch with his people like Stevo Pendarovski is, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski during a visit to Berovci. e has no idea where you are and that you even exist. He may mix you up with Bunjakovec, Nikoloski told the citizens of the Prilep...

Macedonia 13.04.24 | 09:33

Mickoski: With Pendarovski, we will only get more DUI – SDSM corruption

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called out President Stevo Pendarovski for his support of the DUI – SDSM regime, and the major corruption scandals their top officials are involved in. Their entire rule is contained in the words – “just like until now”, Mickoski said, pointing...

Macedonia 11.04.24 | 22:35

Pendarovski rejects reports he may have his supporters boycott the second round of elections

During a campaign event in Dojran, SDSM presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski dismissed rumors that he may do a soft boycott of the second round of the presidential elections. I have no reason to boycott the second round, because I will win the elections, Pendarovski insisted. He lags the polls badly...

Macedonia 10.04.24 | 14:14

Siljanovska leads Pendarovski by about 15 percent in the eastern districts

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova leads her main opponent, SDSM candidate Stevo Pendarovski, in the 3rd and 4th district by a wide margin. This is show in the latest IPIS poll, prepared for the MRTV state television. In the eastern 3rd district Siljanovska leads Pendarovski...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 19:20

“After a long search, SDSM found a candidate willing to lose in the presidential elections”

After a long search, SDSM found a candidate willing to lose in the presidential elections, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in the opening remarks of his televised debate with SDSM head Dimitar Kovacevski. Mickoski was referring to President Stevo Pendarovski, who is trying for re-election...

Macedonia 21.03.24 | 11:36

Pendarovski signed the laws for the construction of the corridors and for a 60-hour work week

Stevo Pendarovski said one thing and did another for the entire term. He promised the citizens that the procedure for the construction of the corridors would be transparent and would allow the involvement of non-governmental organizations in the negotiations, and above all, the agreement would be made...

Macedonia 19.03.24 | 12:48

Is public funding used for political parties and elections?

Stevo Pendarovski has been accused of contradicting his previous statements regarding the use of state resources in his campaign. Despite his assurance that no state resources would be utilized, there have been instances suggesting otherwise. For example, Vice Prime Minister Maricic was observed arriving...

Macedonia 15.03.24 | 12:50

Stevo Pendarovski is a symbol of confusion and change of attitudes

Stevo Pendarovski is a symbol of confusion and change of attitudes. At one time, Pendarovski assured that the Copenhagen criteria, not bilateral issues and history, would be the conditions for entry into the European Union. But instead, he and SDS accepted humiliating positions for Macedonia in which...

Macedonia 14.03.24 | 13:24

Pendarovski admitted that he and the government have enabled Bulgaria to block us on the way to the EU whenever it wants

At today’s press conference, Mile Lefkov, MP and member of the IC of VMRO-DPMNE, stated that Stevo Pendarovski acknowledged that the government of SDS and DUI, as well as he as president, placed the nation in a subordinate position to Bulgaria and tied our progress towards the EU to that country’s...

Macedonia 13.03.24 | 10:46

VMRO attack ad shows how Pendarovski changed his positions under Bulgarian pressure

Stevo Pendarovski’s positions change under the slightest Bulgarian pressure, said VMRO-DPMNE, as the presidential campaign opened on the Bulgarian issue. Pendarovski was the first to try to exploit the dispute with Bulgaria, using his social media supporters to attack the VMRO-DPMNE candidate Gordana...

Macedonia 07.03.24 | 23:00

After years of appeasement, Pendarovski now tries to portray himself as a politician who can stand up to Bulgaria

Supporters of SDSM presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski began an orchestrated campaign today to declare the VMRO-DPMNE candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova as weak on the dispute with Bulgaria. Twitter and Facebook commentators aligned with SDSM massively shared a picture of Siljanovska...

Macedonia 07.03.24 | 18:18

Pendarovski: There is a Macedonian minority; constructiveness is required in bilateral relations with Bulgaria

President Stevo Pendarovski emphasizes the need for constructive bilateral relations between North Macedonia and Bulgaria while addressing open issues. Responding to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release, Pendarovski’s office underscores the importance of constructiveness...

Macedonia 03.03.24 | 22:28

SDSM formally nominates Pendarovski for the presidential elections, he urged supporters to be more optimistic

This evening the SDSM party formally named incumbent Stevo Pendarovski as their presidential candidate at the coming elections. SDSM party leader Dimitar Kovacevski praised Pendarovski as a candidate “with a clear vision for a prosperous country and for integration in the European Union”. The...

Macedonia 03.03.24 | 11:13

SDSM expected to nominate Stevo Pendarovski as their presidential candidate

After VMRO-DPMNE formally nominated Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova as their presidential candidate, SDSM is expected to hold a convention today, and nominate incumbent President Stevo Pendarovski for another run – his third in a row. Pendarovski lost the 2014 elections to Gjorge Ivanov, and...

Macedonia 01.03.24 | 21:23

Pendarovski says he will run for second term, VMRO reminds the voters of his gaffes and failed policies

Outgoing President Stevo Pendarovski announced that he will run for a second term, and will accept the nomination of his SDSM party. In 2019, Pendarovski was a joint candidate of SDSM and DUI against the VMRO candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, but this time he will have to face Siljanovska...

Macedonia 01.03.24 | 13:01

President Pendarovski is scheduled to address the media

President Stevo Pendarovski is scheduled to host a press conference at noon in the Double Tree Hilton. Earlier this week, the leadership of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) publicly expressed their endorsement of Pendarovski in the upcoming presidential election. According to SDSM, “Pendarovski...

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