Tag: sela
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...

Macedonia 20.03.19 | 12:08

Sela wants a truly independent Special Prosecutor who would dare investigate the DUI party

Ziadin Sela, leader of the opposition Alliance of Albanians, denounced the talks between the ruling SDSM and the opposition VMRO-DPMNE parties about the fate of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, and reminded the public that this office has steadfastly refused to charge any politicians from the perennially...

News 25.02.19 | 14:26

Ziadin Sela demands early elections after a chaotic Parliament session

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, called for early general elections after the outcome of Sunday’s Parliament session which Speaker Talat Xhaferi closed after midnight without allowing a vote on whether the immunity of his ousted predecessor Trajko Veljanoski should be revoked....

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 14:43

DUI move against the Alliance complicates Zaev’s plan to get approval from all Albanian parties for his presidential candidate

Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians refused to meet with Zoran Zaev and discuss the proposal to find a “consensual” presidential candidate. The decision comes after Arben Taravari, the Alliance of Albanians elected Mayor of Gostivar, was stripped of the right to appoint directors to...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 12:44

Sela: Partisan driven hiring in the healthcare system is pushing young doctors to leave the country

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela claims that young doctors are leaving Macedonia in droves, and he blamed the nepotistic hiring practices in the Macedonian healthcare system as one of the reasons why young specialists look to go abroad. With every new round of hirings, all hope is being destroyed...

Macedonia 06.02.19 | 11:27

Butterflies and eagles: Leftist activist forced to apologize to Albanian politician, sort of

Political science professor and leftist activist Mirjana Najcevska mockingly apologized to Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela, after a Facebook post in which she ridiculed his “Albanian eagle” hand symbol during the visit to a village near Veles. The symbol became popular among Albanian...

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...

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