Tag: purge
Macedonia 21.06.19 | 15:59

Zaev postpones his “purge” for Sunday

Zoran Zaev announced that he will not reveal the names of the purged and the new Government ministers today, as was initially expected. He now says that the proposal will be submitted to the Parliament on Sunday. Zaev cited visits from a group of foreign finance ministers and World Bank and IMF officials...

Macedonia 21.06.19 | 10:44

Zaev expected to reveal which ministers get purged today

The Parliament is expected to receive Zoran Zaev’s proposals for dismissal and appointment of new Government ministers today. Zaev still hasn’t revealed the victims and the winners of his long announced purge, in which he promised to remove the most corrupt and incompetent ministers after...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 10:13

Zaev says he will replace up to eight ministers

Following the SDSM Central Committee meeting in Ohrid, Zoran Zaev announced that he will purge up to eight ministers and a number of lower level Government officials. SDSM also rotated well known party officials into the Executive Committee, with a few modest additions. Zaev defended the idea to backtrack...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 14:52

Sekerinska says the Government purge will take place either next week or the one after that

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska announced that the planned purge of the most incompetent and corrupt Government ministers will take place next week, or the one after that at the latest. It is a fact that we won the municipal elections, form the Government and hold the presidency But it is also a...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 12:36

The “purge” will wait until next week

Talks on the announced “purge” in the Government are still ongoing and it is expected that in the next few days the Prime Minister to come up with a concrete position on this issue. Minister of Agriculture Ljupco Nikolovski, who is also the new Secretary General of SDSM, said Friday that...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 13:06

Zaev knows the names of the people he wants to purge, is negotiating with their successors

Zoran Zaev annouced that he has the names of the ministers and other officials he wants to purge from his Government, and is currently negotiating with their successors. The talks are on-going. I use every spare moment to interview them and I can confirm they are accepting the proposals. I believe I...

Macedonia 28.05.19 | 18:09

Zaev and Ahmeti will discuss the purge this week, Deskoska, Sugareski and Ademi likely to go

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, who comes from the DUI party, announced a meeting of Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti for this week, when the two will discuss the expected changes to the Government. Zaev began the promised purge by dismissing about a 100 SDSM party officials, including six deputy leaders,...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 13:37

Oliver Spasovski accepts Zaev’s decision to sack him

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that he accepts the decision to have him removed as SDSM party deputy leader, along with five other deputies. The move was made on Sunday evening, after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called for a purge of the most corrupt and incompetent official which cost the party...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 11:43

Purged SDSM officials keep quiet as their media supporters try to put on a brave face

Some SDSM supporters tried to put a brave face on the unprecedented purge of dozens of party officials, including the six deputy party leaders, and a number of people close to Radmila Sekerinska. According to journalist and outspoken SDSM supporter Saso Ordanoski, the purge was accepted by those being...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 11:09

VMRO says Zaev’s purge is a farce if it doesn’t affect him and Sekerinska directly

After Zoran Zaev’s move to begin purging his most corrupt officials in the SDSM party, VMRO-DPMNE responded by saying that Zaev and Sekerinska are the source of all the problems with SDSM. Zaev yesterday dismissed a number of officials close to Sekerinska, and the six deputy leaders from their...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 22:21

Purge: Zaev tells all SDSM Vice-Presidents to resign, Sekerinska’s wing hardest hit

As a result of the promised purge of corrupt and incompetent party officials, Zoran Zaev dismissed all his deputies this evening. The changes in the party seem aimed directly at its Skopje wing, led by Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. Also dismissed are Secretary General Aleksandar Kiracovski and...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 21:27

Zaev’s purge begins, TV21 reports that his chief nepotism officer Kiracovski may be removed

SDSM party holds its Central Committee this evening as the ruling party is set to decide which of its officials it will offer as sacrifice, after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev promised a purge of his most corrupt and incompetent underlings. Rumors are flying high, and Zaev had visible difficulty to get his...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 12:42

Zaev’s purge set to begin with Transportation Minister Sugareski in the Prime Minister’s sights

As the purge in the Zaev Government is set to begin this evening, Republika can report that the position of Transportation Minister Goran Sugareski is in jeopardy, as Zaev intends to replace him with Zoran Kitanov. Sugareski comes from the Prilep branch of SDSM, while Kitanov is much closer to Zaev,...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 10:23

Zaev expected to announce the firing of five – six ministers today

As the ruling SDSM party prepares for a meeting of its Central Committee to discuss the planned purge of corrupt Government officials, TV21 reports that Zaev intends to sack between five and six ministers. Zaev met with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti to discuss which ministers and lower level officials...

Macedonia 25.05.19 | 19:23

SDSM meets on Sunday to deal with Zaev’s promised purge

SDSM is supposed to hold a meeting of its Central Committee on Sunday, as the party faces growing calls to be true to the promise to purge its most corrupt and incompetent officials in the Government and the public administration. Zoran Zaev made the promise of an “operation broom” after...

Macedonia 25.05.19 | 10:13

Zaev says the purge is aimed at the most incompetent and arrogant members of his Government

In an interview with the MKD news site, Zoran Zaev said that the coming purge of officials from his Government will be aimed at “those who showed weakness, lack of implementation, failed to meet the expectations or demonstrated arrogance toward the citizens”. Zaev stopped short of saying...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 18:53

Zaev and Ahmeti meet to plan their purge of corrupt Government members

Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti met in the Government today to discuss ways in which they can fulfill Zaev’s promise to purge the most corrupt officials from their Government in early June. It was agreed that the two will meet with their party officials and then meet again to plan the reconstruction...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 23:56

Zaev insists his purge will begin in June

From his economic conference in Vienna, Zoran Zaev repeated his threat that he will begin purging corrupt officials from his Government in June. There is a quality period of ten days, 12 ahead of us until the start of JUne, and I intend to come out with specific proposals for the names of people who...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 15:58

Minister Mancevski threatens public sector employees with a purge

Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski underscored a threat from Zoran Zaev that the Government will begin to fire public sector employees. Zaev promised a purge of his own corrupt officials in the Government in an attempt to get back in the good graces of the public, but at the same time began...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 14:16

Zaev says his purge will begin in early June

After returning from his mysterious trip in an unspecified country where he went “with friends”, Zoran Zaev laid the timetable for the planned purge of the Government. He said that at the beginning of June he will replace several ministers, deputy ministers and public sector managers, and...

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