Tag: president
Macedonia 02.10.19 | 22:44

Nikoloski: The president is ashamed to lay wreath on Delcev’s grave, that’s the truth that is happening to us

Zaev signed agreements with Bulgaria and Greece that instead of solving problems, they are creating additional problems, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said Wednesday on the “Top Tema” show. What is happening to us both with Bulgaria and Greece about this conditionality for...

Macedonia 10.03.19 | 22:36

Three presidential candidates – Siljanovska, Pendarovski and Reka – collected 10.000 signatures

According to the State Electoral Commission, only three candidates successfully collected the 10.000 signatures needed to run for President. These include opposition VMRO-DPMNE canddiate Gordana Siljanovska, Stevo Pendarovski – as candidate of the ruling SDSM – DUI coalition and Blerim Reka...

Macedonia 01.03.19 | 20:59

SDSM nominates Stevo Pendarovski for President again

The ruling SDSM party announced this evening that it will nominate Stevo Pendarovski in another attempt to have him elected President. SDSM held its convention in the Hilton hotel in Skopje this evening and decided that Pendarovski will be its joint candidate, nominated with the support of the DUI party. Pendarovski...

Macedonia 01.03.19 | 17:24

Zaev says that the SDSM – DUI presidential candidate may be revealed this evening

Zoran Zaev said that his SDSM party and DUI are considering ten potential presidential nominees, and that the name of the ruling coalition candidate can be revealed this evening, during a meeting at the newly opened Hilton hotel. The meeting of SDSM and its coalition partners begins at 8 in the evening....

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 14:17

Blerim Reka enters the presidential race, may seek the support from Albanian opposition parties

Professor Blerim Reka, who was Macedonian Ambassador to the EU, announced that he is entering the presidential race. According to initial reports, Reka is expected to ask the two ethnic Albanian opposition parties, BESA and the Alliance of Albanians, to support his nomination. I can’t possibly...

Macedonia 26.02.19 | 20:46

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski nominated for President by the SDSM party branch in Kumanovo

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who has been instrumental in the abuse of the police in the on-going political persecution of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, threw his hat in the ring for the upcoming presidential elections. Even though his SDSM party is officially still in talks with its ethnic...

Macedonia 23.02.19 | 17:45

Gordana Siljanovska gathers the necessary 10.000 signatures in a matter of hours

In mere hours, professor Gordana Siljanovska gathered the 10.000 signatures she needed for her presidential nominations. Across Macedonia, droves of citizens went to the municipal election offices to sign the nomination, making her officially the first presidential candidate in the 2019 race, and also...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 13:09

Voters will elect a President of the Republic of Macedonia, and the ballots will not list the name of the country

State Electoral Commission President Oliver Derkovski said on Wednesday that, according to the Parliament decision to open the presidential elections, the vote will be held for a President of the Republic of Macedonia and not under the name “North Macedonia”. The decision in the Parliament...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 20:59

Zaev says he’s looking into between four and six potential presidential candidates

Zoran Zaev informed that his ruling coalition is considering between four and six potential presidential candidates. On Tuesday he met with representatives of the two smaller ethnic Albanian political parties in his coalition – DPA and Alternative (BESA), and said that he will try to meet with...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 19:50

Professor Siljanovska responds to criticism from the left and from the right

In her first full length TV interview since receiving the VMRO-DPMNE presidential nomination, professor Gordana Siljanovska assured conservative supporters asking her about her previous association with the George Soros run foundation in Macedonia, and said that she will be reality driven on the name...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 17:18

Presidential election ballots will not have the words “North Macedonia”, voters will merely elect a “President of the State”

State Electoral Commission President Oliver Derkovski informed today that the ballot papers at the coming presidential elections will not bear the name of the country, and that voters will elect a “President of the state”. This comes as President Gjorge Ivanov is using the name Republic of...

Macedonia 18.02.19 | 16:01

Zaev and Ahmeti fail to agree over a “consensual” presidential candidate, give themselves another week

Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti failed to agree to a mutually acceptable presidential candidate during Monday’s round of talks, but said that they remain committed in principle to finding such a candidate. Meanwhile Zaev poured scorn on VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska and said he...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 10:06

Vladimir Gjorcev meets VMRO supporters in Skopje, asks for their help in his presidential campaign

Vladimir Gjorcev, one of the leading contenders for the VMRO-DPMNE presidential nomination, met with party members in Skopje’s central areas and Butel, where he presented his program for the coming elections. Gjorcev resumed his campaign after a visit to D.C., where he attended the National Prayer...

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 11:38

Amdi Bajram expects that SDSM voters who he gave the finger in 2012 will still vote for him

Amdi Bajram, leader of one of the main Roma parties in Macedonia, who is running for President at the elections in April, said that he expects even his political opponents, who he famously gave the finger to, to vote for him. My goal is to unite the people for a better future. You see what is happening...

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 11:28

Dimitrov still considering whether to run for President

Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov said that he is still considering whether to run for President at the coming elections. I have a daily discussion with myself over that issue, but at the moment I think we need to consider what type of a person we need, given the experience of the past 10 years,...

Macedonia 05.02.19 | 19:32

Professor Siljanovska promises to be voice of reason and justice if elected President of the Republic of Macedonia

Law professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova published her first video address after deciding to run for President and to seek the VMRO-DPMNE nomination. Siljanovska is an outspoken critic of the Prespa Agreement to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia, and the author of a book length analysis pointing...

Macedonia 01.02.19 | 14:31

Samka Ibraimovski plans a presidential run

Samka Ibraimovski from the Party for full emancipation of the Roma, said that he is considering a presidential bid. Ibraimovski told Republika that his party is preparing four potential presidential candidates, and that he is one of them. The party will decide on its nominee by February 10th. Ibraimovski...

Macedonia 01.02.19 | 13:38

BESA and Alliance of Albanians will field a joint presidential candidate

The two oppostion ethnic Albanian parties BESA and the Alliance of Albanians, said that they have an agreement in principle to run a joint candidate in the coming presidential elections. The Bilal Kasami and Ziadin Sela led parties recently jointly pressured Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to accept a number...

Macedonia 29.01.19 | 10:56

Sela calls on ethnic Albanians to vote for an ethnic Albanian presidential candidate

Ziadin Sela, leader of the opposition Alliance of Albanians, said that ethnic Albanian voters should support an ethnic Albanian presidential candidate in the coming elections. This flies in the face of the calls from the ruling ethnic Albanian party DUI which wants a joint candidate with its coalition...

Macedonia 04.01.19 | 12:28

VMRO-DPMNE begins process to choose its presidential candidate

VMRO-DPMNE began the process to choose its candidate at the upcoming presidential elections. The party will hold a convention at which the 550 delegates of the Central Committee will elect from a list of prospective candidates. – The citizens are motivated and anxious to defeat the members of the...

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