Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Court approves charges against Zaev’s confidant Muhamed Zekiri
The Basic Court in Skopje approved the charges against Muhamed Zekiri, former chief of staff for Zoran Zaev, who is charged with corruption. This means that Zekiri will face trial. He is suspected of hiring Croatian experts to conduct an expensive analysis of the feasibility of selling the Macedonian...
After Zekiri’s arrest, three candidates considered to take over his post
The Kovacevski Government is expected to select its new Secretary General, after Zoran Zaev’s hold-over Muhamed Zekiri was arrested on serious corruption charges. Zekiri is the second Secretary General of the Government in a row to be charged with corruption – after Zaev’s first chief...
Zekiri’s Croatian accomplices are a broker and a well known manager
After the arrest of the Government’s Secretary General Muhamed Zekiri, for a corrupt contract he approved to prepare a feasibility study for the privatization of the Macedonian Post Office, the names of his accomplices were also revealed. They are two Croatian citizens – Danijel Ivanagic...
Skopje Court orders the police to escort Muhamed Zekiri for interrogation
The Skopje court ordered police to escort the Government’s Secretary General Muhamed Zekiri for interrogation. Zekiri is being charged with awarding a contract worth almost a million EUR without having a bidding procedure. He is charged together with two Croatian citizens as his accomplices. Zekiri,...
Muhamed Zekiri resigned from his top Government position after a major corruption scandal
Muhamed Zekiri resigned as Secretary General of the Government. The move comes after the bombshell announcement that he faces a major corruption charge worth a million EUR. Throughout my work I’ve always chosen the true path, the path of justice and truth. I want to remain determined to these personal...
Zekiri denies that he faces corruption charges
SDSM party official and Zoran Zaev’s close confidant Muhamed Zekiri told the press that he still hasn’t been notified about the corruption allegations against him. There is no such thing, Zekiri said, and then denied that he faces detention. State organized crime prosecutors informed the...
Muhamed Zekiri, one of Zaev’s top lieutenants, charged with corruption
Leading ethnic Albanian official in the ruling SDSM party Muhamed Zekiri is facing organized crime charges. Prosecutors today informed that they are investigating two Croatian officials and an employee of the Government office, which is privately identified as Zekiri. The charges are that between April...
Muhamed Zekiri is using a fake university degree?
Georgi Ilievski, an Education Ministry inspector who made a name for himself by investigating fake credentials claimed by powerful members of the DUI party, is now demanding an investigation into the SDSM party official Muhamed Zekiri. Press banned from attending a disciplinary procedure against whistleblower...
Zaev names Muhamed Zekiri as Secretary General of the Government
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will appoint Muhamed Zekiri, the leader of the Albanian wing in his SDSM party, as Secretary General of the Government. Zekiri will replace Dragi Raskovski, who faced numerous corruption allegations during Zaev’s first term. Zekiri has become one of Zaev’s most trusted...
Zaev keeps chief of staff Raskovski as a mere adviser, could appoint Muhamed Zekiri in his place
Zoran Zaev appointed his former Secretary General Dragi Raskovski to adviser in the Government. This vacates his position, and opens the prospect of having another of Zaev’s close confidants, the leader of the SDSM party Albanian wing Muhamed Zekiri, to take the position. Zekiri was expected to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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