Tag: zekiri
Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:02

Dimovski: Heavy turnout in areas that favor VMRO

Former VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski said that there was heavy turnout in traditionally conservative areas. The turnout map is in our favor, Dimovski said during a debate with SDSM official Muhamed Zekiri. Zekiri, who represents the Albanian wing in SDSM, pointed to the lower turnout...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 14:58

Despite posting pictures of family gatherings on Facebook, “SDSM patient zero” Muhamed Zekiri now denies that he violated quarantine rules

The issue of whether SDSM Vice President Muhamed Zekiri is fully cooperating with healthcare teams after contracting the coronavirus was raised today. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, during a press conference, stated that Zekiri contracted the virus attending an iftar dinner at his brother’s place during...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 11:57

Straight from the campaign trail: SDSM officials go into coronavirus quarantine after meeting with Muhamed Zekiri

A long list of SDSM and Government officials are going into self-isolation after the deputy SDSM party leader Muhamed Zekiri was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive, along with his family. Some have been confirmed to also be positive, and others are going into isolation as a precaution. One of the newly...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 00:02

Janusev: SDSM are making rules up as they push for “corona elections” in June

The SDSM party is making up legal provisions in its push to hold elections in June, said VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev, during a TV debate with Muhamed Zekiri from SDSM. Zekiri pomoted the SDSM position that the elections should be held 22 days from the moment when SDSM loyalist, President...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 22:07

SDSM’s Muhamed Zekiri doesn’t want DUI in a post-election coalition

Muhamed Zekiri, the deputy leader of the SDSM party who is also the head of the party’s Albanian wing, said that he wants to see a ruling coalition that will exclude DUI. Zekiri has a notoriously bad relationship with SDSM’s largest coalition partner, as the two parties are vying for the...

Macedonia 21.11.19 | 15:42

Zaev acknowledges Muhamed Zekiri’s opposition to a new coalition with DUI, but says that there are others in SDSM who think differently

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed that the head of his SDSM party’s Albanian wing Muhamed Zekiri is strongly opposed to renewing the coalition with DUI, but added that there are others in the party who are in favor. Zekiri is openly campaigning against DUI and rejects the idea of having...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 18:11

SDSM’s Albanian outreach chief Zekiri wants the party to turn against DUI at the 2020 elections

Muhamed Zekiri, head of the ethnic Albanian wing of the ruling SDSM party, came out against a coalition with SDSM’s current partner DUI. Zekiri believes that DUI is on the decline and that SDSM can continue to snatch voters from the perennially ruling Albanian party. SDSM should stop helping DUI....

Macedonia 25.10.19 | 22:29

Zaev rebukes his deputy Muhamed Zekiri for his criticism of France and Ambassador Thimonier

Zoran Zaev publicly rebuked his party deputy leader Muhamed Zekiri, for his statement condemning France and its Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier. Zekiri was one of the many Zaev supporters who engaged in French bashing after President Macron vetoed the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia...

Macedonia 07.05.19 | 22:51

Milososki: SDSM can’t continue to hide its incompetence behind the Prespa treaty

Parsing the results from the presidential elections, Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE said that they showed the local officials allied with the Zoran Zaev Government won’t be able to hide behind the excuse that they didn’t accomplish anything because all energy was focused on renaming the...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 14:49

Albanian politicians jump on the Sazdo murder trial to score political points

Albanian political parties in Macedonia are using the sentences in the murder of a young Macedonian in the political campaign, promising leniency to the ethnic Albanian murderers if they win the presidential elections. The two ruling parties, SDSM and DUI, jumped on the case are are using it for their...

Macedonia 22.04.19 | 10:59

Disappointing result exposes old rift between SDSM and DUI

Recriminations erupted in the ruling SDSM party after the disappointing showing of its candidate Stevo Pendarovski in the first round of the presidential elections. The first fissure line to appear was a familiar one – SDSM’s own ethnic Albanian wing opposed to its Albanian coalition partner...

Macedonia 25.02.19 | 15:14

Xhaferi blames Muhamed Zekiri from SDSM for yesterday’s chaos in the Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi blamed SDSM member of Parliament Muhamed Zekiri for the chaotic end of the Parliament session on Sunday evening, when Xhaferi adjourned before putting to vote the proposal to strip yet another opposition member of Parliament of his immunity. The target this time was Trajko...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 12:40

Zekiri mocks DUI nominees for joint presidential candidate with SDSM

SDSM party deputy leader Muhamed Zekiri, who is one of the few ethnic Albanian SDSM officials, lambasted his DUI coalition partner for the candidates the party has proposed in the presidential elections. DUI insists that a joint SDSM – DUI candidate will have to be nominated, and that DUI will...

Macedonia 15.01.19 | 11:14

SDSM and DUI argue over who is more “deserving” for the Albanian language law

SDSM deputy leader and rumored presidential candidate Muhamed Zekiri opened a fight with the ethnic Albanian DUI party over which party deserves more praise for pushing through the law on the use of languages, which would make the Albanian language official across Macedonia. The law was published by...