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Macedonia in turmoil as President refuses government formation

It looked as though the political turmoil in Macedonia was nearing an end with the formation of a new coalition. However, President Gjorge Ivanov has refused to allow Zoran Zaev […]

SDSM gathers enough support to form a government

It is likely this week that the impasse caused by the inconclusive general election on 11th December 2016 may well be resolved. Although the party that had run Macedonia for […]

Race on to form coalition government after inconclusive general election

According to provisional results published by the election commission the governing centre-right Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) coalition has emerged as the largest […]

Snap general election today

Macedonians finally get to vote for a new parliament today after two years of wrangling between the opposition and the government in one of the longest running political crises the […]

Parliamentary election set for 11th December

Macedonia’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself and move to parliamentary elections set for 11th December. The vote was passed by 110 – 0 with no abstentions in the 123 […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election has been announced for 11 December 2016. Results will be published here.

Interim Government appointment sets way for December election

The Macedonian parliament has approved an interim government to look after the country as it heads for elections in December this year. The move is part of a deal to […]

FinMin resigns as political crisis deepens

Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski has announced that he is resigning his portfolio for unspecified health reasons. Interim Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev is expected to recommend […]

5th June election cancelled

The Macedonian parliament has cancelled the 5th June general election with no new date being proposed. As the political crisis worsens in the country three out of four political parties […]

Macedonia calls general election for 24th April

Macedonia has broken a political deadlock which has been going on for weeks and called a general election for 24th April. Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced the date late on […]

Opposition take Interior and Labour portfolios

The Macedonian government led by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s ruling VMRO DPMNE party agreed this week to include members of the opposition into the Cabinet. The move comes after months […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Macedonia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Press Release No. 15/399 September 3, 2015 On August 28, 2015, the Executive Board of the […]

Agreement leads to caretaker government and election in April 2016

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and members of the opposition have agreed a resolution to the current political crisis which has seen the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) boycotting […]

New Interior and Transport Ministers appointed

Minister of Interior Gordana Jankulovska and the Chief of Intelligence Saso Mijalkov have resigned their posts following controversy over the disclosure of wire-tapping tapes. The current Director of the Bureau […]

New Cabinet appointed

The Macedonian Parliament elected the new Government yesterday by 77 votes for and six votes against. The appointments come after the general election which took place on 27th April. The […]

Cabinet of Macedonia

Nikola Gruevski Prime Minister Zoran Jolevski Minister of Defense Gordana Jankuloska Minister of Interior Adnan Jashari Minister of Justice Nikola Poposki Minister of Foreign Affairs Zoran Stavreski Minister of Finance […]

VMRO – DPMNE win Presidential and Legislative election

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his centre-right Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO – DPMNE) have won the general election, which took place yesterday, […]

Presidential 2014

The election took place in two rounds, on 13 and 27 April 2014. In the first round results were as follows: Gjorge Ivanov (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for […]

Presidential R2 and Parliamentary election today

A total of 1,779,572 Macedonians will be voting today to elect 123 members of the Assembly or Sobranie and they will also vote in round two of the presidential election. […]

Gjorge Ivanov v Stevo Pendarovski in presidential election round two

Incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov has won the first round of the presidential election which took place yesterday. With 3,502 of the 3,512 polling stations counted the State Election Commission has […]

Round One of Presidential Election today

The first part of the snap general election in Macedonia will take place today. Around 1.7 million eligible voters will vote in the first round of the presidential election and […]