Tag: sdsm
Macedonia 05.07.21 | 16:42

Split in a key Skopje district hurts SDSM chances at the coming municipal elections

SDSM member of Parliament Aleksandar Filipovski announced that he will run for Mayor of Skopje’s Aerodrom district. Moments later, incumbent Mayor Zlatko Marin, who has been actively campaigning over the past days, also declared that he is running. Aerodrom is one of Skopje’s most urban districts...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 15:37

SDSM quickly rejects VMRO-DPMNE’s offer of forming a joint position on the negotiations with Bulgaria

The SDSM party promptly refused the proposed resolution presented today by VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. In it, Mickoski laid out positions that would be adopted as Macedonia’s red lines in the negotiations with Bulgaria. Mickoski presents the resolution for safeguarding Macedonian...

Macedonia 27.06.21 | 21:51

SDSM: No reason to postpone the census due to the local elections

There is no need to postpone either the census or the local elections, these are two processes that run in parallel, says Stefan Vasev from SDSM, answering a reporter’s question whether it is possible to abuse the census for elections by any party. According to him, the census is a statistical...

Macedonia 24.06.21 | 19:01

SDSM party branch was caught deciding who gets hired by a school in Skopje

The Macedonian Education Ministry tapped political candidates for its list of mentors to students in the municipality of Karpos, then promptly deleted it when the political affiliation of the candidates became clear. The list was published, then hidden. There are several reasons for this, but the main...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 22:31

Ahmeti is open to a municipal election coalition with SDSM

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that it is possible he will form a coalition with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party for the October municipal elections. I don’t know, we need to see where our interests lie and where the interests of the citizens are. I think that our coalition with SDSM has been functioning...

Macedonia 02.06.21 | 17:06

Sekerinska, Kiracoski, Filipce and Bogoev went to Boki’s home as part of the SDSM “door to door” campaign

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in his testimony before the court in the slander trial he initiated against Aleksandar Nikolovski revealed several new things. Let’s start in order. Finally, Zaev acknowledged that he had meetings with Bojan Jovanovski as working meetings, but also as the owner of...

Macedonia 29.05.21 | 19:57

Secretly recorded comments from an SDSM delegate shows how the party is suppressing online criticism

A number of audio recordings were leaked after the online congress of the SDSM party over the past weeks – they contained comments from former deputy leader of the party Radmila Sekerinska who gave grim but unspecific warnings to the party delegates, as well as statements from delegates angry that...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 15:53

SDSM uses social networks to “suppress” people’s dissatisfaction with the government

The ruling SDSM had formed a “sector” that monitors the reactions of users of social networks and through party bots tries to remove all negative reactions of the people to the activities of the government. A video that appeared on social networks proves that this is not just rumors. In the...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 11:49

SDSM should condemn Vice Zaev for the racket, now it just looks like a private company of the Zaev family

The very fact that SDSM is a spokesperson for a character like Vice Zaev, shows that that party has been turned into a private company of the Zaev family. Instead of copying Vice Zaev’s statements, SDSM should distance itself from him. The crime committed in REK Bitola is obvious, reacts VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 21.05.21 | 12:56

Dismissed SDSM official expects to be kicked out of the party, blames Zaev of privatizing it

Former SDSM party official Stojko Paunovski gave his first interview after being dismissed by party leader Zoran Zaev for his refusal to hire unqualified ethnic Albanians in the product safety inspection service. Speaking with TV24, Paunovski said that he is happy that he received support from the public...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 13:03

More leaks from the SDSM congress – Delegate tells Zaev that party loyalists feel forgotten by the officials

The leaks from the online congress of the ruling SDSM party continues. Several snips from the congress, which was apparently secretly recorded, were shared yesterday showing a dire warning from Radmila Sekerinska, who left as deputy leader of the party. Leaked audio apparently shows Sekerinska’s...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 18:17

SDSM rift swept under the rug: Removing Facebook videos is called censorship

The leaked audio tapes of the former vice-president of SDSM Radmila Sekerinska, Boris Stankovski from the Kumanovo Municipal Organization and Vladimir Mitrevski, a delegate from the Centar Municipal Organization, apparently made during the online 26th Congress of SDSM, have been removed from Facebook. It...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 14:35

New leaks from the SDSM party congress show delegates stand up for disciplined party officials

More audio tapes from the online SDSM party congress were leaked today. In one of them, a delegate from Kumanovo, Boris Stankovski, protests the removal of Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski from the party’s Central Committee. Dimitrievski loudly criticized the handling of the coronavirus crisis...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 14:24

SDSM appointed mayors hid details about public procurement contracts

Several mayors from the SDSM party signed contracts worth 2.5 million EUR without publishing detailed overview of the contracts at the website of the Public Procurement Bureau. This includes Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov and the mayors of Karpos, Aerodrom and Centar – Stefan Bogoev, Zlatko Marin and...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 13:48

Zaev did not use the congress to add “North” to the name of his SDSM party

Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party finished its congress on Sunday without changing its name. After he imposed the name change on the Republic of Macedonia in 2019, Zaev said that eventually he will have the party renamed – SDSM stands for Social-Democratic Union of Macedonia, and Zaev’s Prespa...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 10:44

VMRO: The “new” SDSM party officials are already discredited

VMRO-DPMNE reacted to the appointment of new officials in the SDSM party by pointing out that they already have a track record of failure. Prime Minister Zaev led the party congress yesterday in which Radmila Sekerinska withdrew from the position of deputy leader, and was replaced by Sanja Lukarevska,...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 09:13

SDSM completes its online congress by re-appointing Ljupco Nikolovski as Secretary General

The ruling SDSM party completed its congress and the selection of its new leadership by retaining Zaev loyalist Ljupco Nikolovski as the party’s Secretary General. Nikolovski is also Deputy Prime Minister in charge of fighting corruption. The main change in the online congress that took place yesterday...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 22:53

Zaev removes Sekerinska from the top of the SDSM party and promotes loyalists to key positions

The delegates at the SDSM party congress voted today to appoint new Vice Presidents of the party, after previously electing Sonja Lukarevska as the new deputy leader of the social-democratic party. Lukarevska assumes the position held by Radmila Sekerinska, who co-led the party alongside Zoran Zaev for...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 17:49

Sekerinska’s replacement: SDSM delegates vote to appoint Sanja Lukarevska as new deputy leader

SDSM party delegates voted to appoint Sanja Lukarevska, the current head of the UJP tax authority, as the new party deputy leader. Lukarevska is replacing Radmila Sekerinska, who was Zoran Zaev’s co-leader since 2013, but refused to see another term. Lukarevska got 682 delegate votes, and only...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 15:05

SDSM congress: Zaev thanked his “comrade Radmila”, blamed Gruevski and VMRO for everything that is wrong and announced major personnel changes within the party

Zoran Zaev began the online congress of his SDSM party typically, claiming that Macedonia was devastated by the previous, VMRO-DPMNE led Government, and that he is trying to lift it up. He cited the increase in salaries and retirement incomes, and especially the welfare payments, while also claiming...

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