Tag: sdsm
Macedonia 26.02.21 | 18:26

Zaev to run for SDSM leader

Today I submitted my candidacy for SDSM leader, the current leader of SDSM and Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev informed on Facebook on Friday. I will present to the party members a program: New Politics – SDSM first in the changes! I am looking for support for a new term as leader, in the first direct...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 13:23

Trajanov also announces he is out of the SDSM led group in Parliament

Former Interior Minister Pavle Trajanov, who is the lone DS party member of Parliament, announced that he too will also officially leave the SDSM led group in the Parliament. His decision comes after the similar announcement from the Liberal Democratic Party, which has two seats. This does not mean yet...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 11:05

SDSM branches begin to remove their calls for political activists to join census teams, but the ruling party is not giving up on the idea

After being called out in the public, the SDSM party began deleting posts it shared on its social media sites, calling on citizens to register for the census teams. The census that SDSM plans to hold in April is controversial as is, because of the decision to count emigrants as actual residents –...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 11:13

SDSM insists that the ruling majority is stable after LDP announces it will leave the coalition group in Parliament

The SDSM party insists that its coalition is stable, after the small LDP party announced it is stepping out of the SDSM led group in Parliament. This allows the two LDP members in Parliament to set their own course more freely, but the party said that it will continue to support the Zaev Government....

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 09:32

Trouble in the coalition – LDP will withdraw its two representatives from the SDSM led group in the Parliament

The Liberal Democratic Party will leave the SDSM led group in Parliament and its two representatives will act independently, but will continue to support the Zaev Government. The small party announced that the decision to leave the group was made in August of last year, but that it took a while to have...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 09:54

SDSM to elect new leader on March 21

SDSM announced last night the first elections within the party to elect party leader, which will be held on March 21, 2021. The ruling party informed that at the 19th session of the Central Board last night, the criteria for the SDSM leader candidates, the manner and the procedure for candidacy were...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 16:49

Milososki: There are signs of splintering in the ruling coalition

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki said that there is on-going reconfiguring in the Parliament, with members from the ruling majority declaring that they have been misled by Zaev. There are signals from groups in the Parliament, and from individuals who are not satisfied with the Government. Too much...

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 18:14

SDSM is updating the list of party members ahead of the leadership vote

The ruling SDSM party is engaged in a campaign to canvass its members ahead of the congress planned for this March where the members will hold a direct vote for a part leader. Top party officials, including Government members, are going door to door using the membership lists and so far over 36,000 people...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 09:47

SDSM: All citizens and political parties to contribute to the census

The Law on Census adopted by the parliamentary majority led by SDSM guarantees the implementation of this statistical operation in line with all international practices and standards by the State Statistical Office, which has the capacity and readiness to conduct a successful census after 19 years, said...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 23:37

Former Economy Minister Ilija Filipovski died aged 79

Former Economy Minister and SDSM member of Parliament Ilija Filipovski has died, his family informed. Filipovski was 79. He was born in Rostuse and built a career in the state run chemical plant OHIS while pursing politics in the Socialist Party and, after independence, a private business. He was named...

Macedonia 31.01.21 | 10:33

Two paths forward: in-person or digital census

While the SDSM – DUI coalition is preparing for an in-person census in April, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party is about to begin gathering signatures from citizens to strike down the controversial move and to hold a digital census. Macedonia hasn’t had a census since 2002, in the aftermath...

Macedonia 29.01.21 | 09:21

State leadership meets to discuss ways how to go ahead with the controversial census

The Government is preparing a high level conference today with the head of the Statistics Bureau to discuss the controversial census planned for April. President Pendarovski, Prime Minister Zaev, Speaker Xhaferi and key Government ministers will meet with Bureau chief Apostol Simovski and mayors. The...

Macedonia 23.01.21 | 11:09

SDSM: Census to be conducted in the spring, VMRO-DPMNE will not prevent this statistical operation

After almost two decades, all normative conditions for conducting a census have been created in the country, according to all international standards and Eurostat regulations, after the majority in the SDSM-led Parliament passed the census law, the party said. With the census that will be held in the...

Macedonia 23.01.21 | 10:43

SDSM to conduct census with pre-agreed numbers

SDSM completely refused to use fingerprint terminals in the census, which will allow only those who are actually present, ie resident population to be counted, said VMRO-DPMNE, adding that if the government wants statistics, then there would be no problem to use fingerprint terminals. Zaev wants a census...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 20:02

Their majority depleted due to the epidemic, SDSM and DUI are unable to convene the Parliament

The Parliament was unable to hold a session today as two members of the thin SDSM – DUI majority are being tested for coronavirus. Opposition representatives did not help the majority provide a quorum, in line with their position that they will only do so when the issue favors the country as a...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 14:18

Ethnic politics condemn the planned 2021 census to failure

The ethnic break-down of the coming census seems to be already agreed between the ruling parties. Under the proposed law, the census will take place in April, using very lax security criteria and will include non-residents – citizens who have moved out of the country long ago. Eurostat criteria...

Macedonia 12.01.21 | 17:05

SDSM appoints 10 new presidents of municipal organizations

With the new way of operating, SDSM for the first time introduced a monitoring system on the work of municipal organizations and merit system, said the party, adding that after a systematic evaluation, SDSM President Zoran Zaev, in coordination with Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski and party leadership,...

Macedonia 03.01.21 | 19:04

SDSM announces another push against critical media outlets

The ruling SDSM party announced it is launching another campaign to fight misinformation. In her remarks, SDSM spokeswoman Bogdanka Kuzeska immediately announced that the unspecified measures will again be aimed at critical media outlets, using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse. The plan for crisis...

Macedonia Economy 03.01.21 | 10:17

SDSM again calls for marijuana legalization, paints it as the main plank of its economic program

In a press release, the ruling SDSM party again pointed to its leader’s pet project – marijuana legalization – as the corner stone of its economic policy. In accordance with international and European standards that we implement at home we are advancing the production of medicinal cannabis...

Macedonia 28.12.20 | 22:56

Survey: VMRO-DPMNE with convincing lead over SDSM among Macedonians

The majority of Macedonians would vote for VMRO-DPMNE, shows a survey of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation and Telma TV. 25% of Macedonians said they would vote for VMRO-DPMNE if elections were held tomorrow. The results of the survey show that 22.5 percent of Macedonians would vote...

Повеќе