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Macedonia 24.08.20 | 21:48

Parliament will meet on Tuesday to determine the number of deputy speakers

Speaker Talat Xhaferi scheduled a session of Parliament for Tuesday at 11h, during which the parties would discuss how many deputy speakers they intend to elect. It’s expected that SDSM, VMRo-DPMNE and the coalition of Alliance of Albanians and Alternative will have deputy speakers, as DUI has...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 22:57

Talat Xhaferi’s security detail seen having a picnic in front of the Parliament building

A1on posted a video of two members of the security team of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi practically having a picnic in the grassy yard in front of the building. The news site reported that it got the video after it was recorded on Friday. The weird and unprofessional actions of Xhaferi’s security...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 19:02

Xhaferi narrowly elected as Speaker – for the opposition it’s the start of a new criminal SDSM – DUI coalition

The Parliament re-elected Talat Xhaferi as Speaker, with a very narrow margin of 62 out of 120 votes – provided by the SDSM, DUI, BESA and DPA parties. There were 43 votes against Xhaferi, as much of the opposition left the hall. Xhaferi expressed his gratitude to those who supported him, and added...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 15:33

VMRO-DPMNE representatives reject the nomination of Talat Xhaferi for Speaker

As the Parliament convened to discuss a proposal from SDSM and DUI to re-appoint Talat Xhaferi as Speaker, opposition representatives came out to voice their protest. Nikola Micevski from VMRO-DPMNE said that the largest party in Parliament won’t support Xhaferi’s nomination. While Xhaferi...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 10:34

Xhaferi convened the Parliament, SDSM and DUI will try to re-elect him as Speaker

After a day of uncertainty over whether SDSM and DUI can muster at least 61 votes needed to elect a Speaker of Parliament and a new Government, Speaker Talat Xhaferi today convened the Parliament. On the agenda will be a proposal to re-elect Xhaferi as Speaker, which is signed by all 62 members of the...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 14:26

Parliament confirms that the vote is called off as rumors of rebellion in DUI grow

The Parliament announced that no session will be held today, despite the widely anticipated vote to re-elect Talat Xhaferi as Speaker. SDSM and DUI announced a coalition that would have 62 seats – 61 are required to elect a new Government – but today outlets reported that some DUI members...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 18:50

Talat Xhaferi expected to remain as Speaker

After DUI agreed to join a coalition with SDSM without assuming the position of Prime Minister, which they demanded, it was agreed that DUI official Talat Xhaferi will remain as Speaker of Parliament. This was announced today after the meeting between the two party leaders, Zaev and Ahmeti. In case DUI...

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 22:06

Xhafer will allow the coalition talks to run their course before convening the Parliament

Outgoing Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he will not interfere in the coalition making process between SDSM and his DUI party and will not call for a new session of the Parliament. Xhaferi announced a session las week, on the day when SDSM leader Zoran Zaev was expecting the mandate from President...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 10:54

Xhaferi cancels the session of Parliament which would’ve revealed if Zaev has the necessary majority

Outgoing Speaker Talat Xhaferi cancelled the Parliament session he called in order to elect a new Speaker. Xhaferi planned the session for today, just as SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev is set to receive the mandate to form the next Government from President Stevo Pendarovski. Zaev apparently still doesn’t...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 11:35

Doubts remain over whether the Parliament is constituted or not

Doubts over the next steps of the Parliament persist. Constitutional experts have told Republika that a Parliament that has convened but has not elected a Speaker can’t be considered fully constituted. This is important for the deadlines that regulate the forming of a Government. Under the Constitution,...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 09:57

Xhaferi: Recalling the dissolved Parliament would amount to a coup attempt

Speaker Talat Xhaferi insists tha tthe Parliament can only convene after an election was held. “Anything else would be a coup attempt”, Xhaferi told TV21, when asked about the request by the ruling SDSM party to re-convene the Parliament that was dissolved in mid February. All representatives...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 21:53

Pendarovski and Xhaferi had different opinions over whether the Parliament can reconvene again

President Stevo Pendarovski and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi were again divided over the issue of whether Macedonia can call off the early elections once the Parliament has dissolved. The Security Council met today to discuss the coronavirus epidemic and Pendarovski insisted that it’s possible...

Macedonia 15.03.20 | 16:06

Xhaferi: It’s difficult to call off the elections

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that legally it will be very difficult to call off the elections scheduled on April 12. Xhaferi said that he will discuss the issue at the coming meeting of the Security Council, after members of the State Electoral Commission expressed concern about voting during...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 15:28

Xhaferi expects an Albanian to be Prime Minister or Speaker after the elections

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he expects an ethnic Albanian to hold a top position in either the Parliament or the Government following the elections on April 12. Xhaferi was installed as Speaker in a dubious procedure following the major incident in the Parliament on April 27 2017. The...

Macedonia 17.02.20 | 14:48

Xhaferi defends his conduct during the scandalous last session of this Parliament

Talat Xhaferi acknowledged that he made a mistake during the final session of the Parliament, when he declared an ancillary law on state prosecutors as accepted without putting it through two votes. Still, Xhaferi insisted before the press that the law can be considered valid because the Badinter rule...

Macedonia 16.02.20 | 21:37

Elections officially set for April 12

A decision to hold the elections on April 12 was officially signed by Talat Xhaferi this evening, after the Parliament voted to dissolve. Due to pressure from the ruling SDSM party, the Parliament dissolved four days late, intruding into the 60 days deadline provided in the Constitution, which may affect...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 12:22

Xhaferi asks SDSM to say if they’re serious about holding early elections

“We are not married”, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said in response to the threat from the ruling SDSM party that it may cancel its coalition with the DUI party. SDSM said it will kick DUI out of the coalition unless Xhaferi helps them adopt a law that would solidify SDSM’s control...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 10:46

SDSM threatens DUI as the dissolution of Parliament grows more and more uncertain

The Parliament failed to hold a vote on any of the several laws that the ruling SDSM party is pushing as pre-condition before allowing it to dissolve and prepare the early general elections. A new session is expected to begin shortly today, as yesterday’s ended in acrimony and threats that SDSM...

Macedonia 12.02.20 | 18:12

Xhaferi won’t allow a vote to dissolve the Parliament just yet

Even though the constitutionally provided period of 60 days ahead of the elections begins today, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi refused to put the proposal to dissolve the Parliament to a vote. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party made the motion, insisting that the Parliament must dissolve today in order...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 16:45

Xhaferi says Parliament can be dissolved on February 16 at the latest

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he discussed the dissolution of Parliament with his office and was told that the latest Parliament can dissolve is February 16. This, Xhaferi said, would allow the elections to still be held on April 12. Parliament is supposed to dissolve on February 12, two...

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