Zoran Zaev | Prime Minister of Skopje resigns
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Published on 23/12/2021 at 17:00

The resignation of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his government was submitted yesterday afternoon, in a letter to the Speaker of the Parliament and the MPs of the neighboring country.

In his letter, Zoran Zaev said he would resign as prime minister following the defeat of the ruling Social Democratic Party (SDSM) in the country’s municipal elections in late October.

At the time, Zoran Zaev had announced that he would resign as party leader and prime minister.

“During my term as Prime Minister, we made historic decisions, by which North Macedonia, instead of a former democracy, without a permanent and dominant position in the community of nations, took what belonged to it, according to its dignity and historical value. These decisions have allowed the Macedonians and the Macedonian language to be confirmed by the whole world and this time by our neighbor and friend, Greece,” Zoran Zaev also stated in his resignation letter to the Speaker of the Parliament and the MPs of Skopje.

Tomorrow, the Parliament is expected to confirm, without debate, the resignations, and then the Speaker of Parliament will inform the President of the Republic, who must appoint a Prime Minister within ten days.

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The latter, once the mandate is received, must within 20 days present to the Parliament the program of his government and ask for a vote of confidence. The new government is expected to be formed in mid-January 2022.

Zaev resigned as leader of the SDSM late last month, and a few days later a by-election was held, with the new deputy leader of the ruling party being the current Deputy Minister of Finance, who is considered a close associate of Zaev.

Dimitar Kovacevski, as announced by the SDSM, will be the new Prime Minister of the state. In the current government, in addition to the SDSM and some smaller parties with which it cooperates, participates the largest Albanian party in the country, Ali Ahmeti’s DUI, while the new government will also include the Albanian party “Alternative”, which will take over three ministries (Health, Public Administration and Diaspora).

Zoran Zaef has been the Prime Minister of the country since June 2017.

Source: CNA

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