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Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:52

Sela blames DUI for the emigration of Albanians from Macedonia and the lack of Albanian language education

During his campaign events in Debar, Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians blamed the ruling coalition partner DUI for the mass emigration of Albanians from Macedonia, and for failing to provide Albanian language education in all villages. – We are ashamed to see the empty homes of our brothers,...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 17:33

Sela demands that an OSCE monitoring mission is deployed for elections to take place

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, said that elections can’t be held without an OSCE monitoring mission being deployed to protect against election rigging. The state will ask this international institution if it is prepared to send a monitoring mission. At the same time, we need...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 22:42

Sela rejects Pendarovski’s warning that Macedonia may give up its EU integration, claims that the Albanian language is discriminated against

Ziadin Sela, the leader of the Alliance of Albanians, wrote an open letter to President Stevo Pendarovski strongly condemning his position that, if Macedonians are forced to give up their national identity and language in negotiations with Bulgaria, the country should give up its EU accession. Like...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 21:22

Sela and Gashi form a pre-election coalition to fight Ahmeti

The Alliance of Albanians and the Alternative party formalized their pre-election coalition today. Party leaders Ziadin Sela and Afrim Gashi presented their election slogan, which is “One state for all”. Under the contract, Gashi will lead the joint list at the 2nd, north-eastern electoral...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 19:56

No progress in talks aimed at creating a coalition of opposition Albanian parties

The BESA party said that it supports forming a broad pre-election coalition of opposition Albanian parties, but that it doesn’t understand the positions of its chief would-be ally, the Alliance of Albanians. AA yesterday gave 48 hours to BESA to accept its proposal for a coalition that would be...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 22:08

Sela gives 48 hours to BESA and Alternative to accept his coalition proposal

The leader of the Alliance of Albanians Ziadin Sela gave 48 hours to the fellow opposition parties that represent ethnic Albanians – BESA and Alternative – to accept his proposal for a pre-election coalition. Talks between the three parties were proceeding poorly, despite polls showing that,...

Macedonia 21.11.19 | 11:55

Sela says that DUI is worse for Albanian interests than either VMRO or SDSM

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, insisted that DUI and not one of the large Macedonian parties, is the most damaging for Albanian national interests. Sela was asked by the Kosovan T7 television whether he thinks that VMRO-DPMNE or SDSM did more damage to Albanians – a frequent...

Macedonia 01.11.19 | 22:41

Sela: The Government is trying to postpone the elections because it’s scared

Albanian opposition leader Ziadin Sela says that Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is afraid of the elections scheduled on April 12th, and is looking for ways to get out of them. Zaev today insisted that the ratification of the NATO accession protocol should take precedence over the elections and...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 15:48

Sela and Kasami call on Zaev to resign and allow early elections

The leaders of the ethnic Albanian opposition parties in Macedonia called for early elections. Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians said that both he and the public are disappointed not by the EU decision to withhold the opening of accession talks from Macedonia, but by the lack of reform capacity...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 19:13

Albanian opposition parties in Macedonia call for early elections if the EU accession push fails

Opposition parties representing ethnic Albanians in Macedonia are agreed that, if the European Council ends without a date to open accession talks, early elections should be held as soon as possible. The plan B of the opposition is that we have early elections. What else could we ask for? We demand elections....

Macedonia 27.06.19 | 20:03

Grubi calls Sela a coward for getting beaten up

In an unruly debate in the Parliament, Artan Grubi from the DUI party called the opposition Albanian leader Ziadin Sela “a coward” for being beaten up during the 2017 incident. Sela sustained serious injuries in the incident which the SDSM and DUI parties sparked in the Parliament, when they...

Macedonia 18.06.19 | 13:55

Zaev offered Sela’s party a minor seat in the Government, news site reports

The Almakos Albanian language news site reports that Zoran Zaev offered a minor seat in the Government to the Alliance of Albanians, the opposition Albanian party led by Ziadin Sela. Zaev is about to announce the changes to his Government in a matter of days, and according to Almakos, he offered Sela...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 15:40

Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections after Zaev’s failed mission to Berlin

The Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections after the failure of Zoran Zaev’s mission to Beriln to secure a summer date to open EU accession talks. After the meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Zaev claimed that she promised him an accession date in September, but no such promise was...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 11:57

Sela says Ahmeti is staffing the judiciary with his loyalists

The Alliance of Albanians, the largest Albanian opposition party in Macedonia, accused its chief rival DUI of rigging the appointment of judges and prosecutors, based on the wiretaps released by an Albanian whistleblower in the United States. With these new “bombs” we can see how deeply DUI...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 14:56

Sela says he will not support the Special Prosecutor “amnesty law”, demands early elections instead

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela accused the SDSM – DUI coalition of using the proposed changes to the law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office in order to protect themselves from criminal prosecution. Sela said that he will not vote for the law, or join Zaev’s coalition, and...

Economy 10.05.19 | 18:41

Albanian opposition party demands bilingual banknotes

The Alliance of Albanians accused the ruling DUI party of failing to push for Albanian national issues after it was revealed that the new denar notes which will be put in circulation early next year will carry the name “Republic of North Macedonia” but will not be bilingual. As part of the...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 13:42

Alliance of Albanians official says the party will ask its supporters to vote on their own accord in the second round

The Alliance of Albanians, one of the two parties which backed presidential candidate Blerim Reka, announced that it will not have a voting preference for the second round and will invite its supporters to vote on their own volition. Reka won 80.000 votes in the first round, and given the razor thin...

Macedonia 21.04.19 | 20:11

Reka believes the elections will help the country join EU, his team adds that the low turnout is due to huge emigration levels

Presidential candidate Blerim Reka, nominated by the ethnic Albanian parties AA and BESA, said that the presidential elections will show that Macedonia is prepared to open EU accession talks. The weather is nice today, I think the mood of the citizens is the same, and I hope that we will show that we...

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 23:50

Albanian opposition bloc sees votes for Blerim Reka as votes against the “Zaev regime”

Bilal Kasami, leader of the ethnic Albanian BESA party, warned Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that his Government will be brought down by the Albanian voters. Kasami and Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians are supporting the only ethnic Albanian candidate in the race, Blerim Reka, for President, and...

Macedonia 22.03.19 | 18:07

Albanian opposition leaders demand release of Parliament security officer

Albanian opposition leaders Zijadin Sela and Arben Taravari protested in front of the Skopje courthouse today demanding the liberation of Abdulfeta Alimi, a Parliament security officer who was sentenced to seven years in prison in the large April 2017 process. Although most of those sentenced to up to...

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