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North Macedonia opposition protests over power bill hike

Sep. 9, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Several thousand people gathered in North Macedonia's capital Wednesday to protest a planned hike in electricity bills, in a demonstration organized by the country's center-right main opposition party. The peaceful gathering was part of a series of anti-government protests...

In this photo provided by  thePress Service of the Parliament of North Macedonia, lawmakers and candidates for ministers wearing face masks and social distancing to protect themselves from the coronavirus, attend the session of the Parliament dedicated for election of the new government, in a dome hall at the parliament building in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. North Macedonia’s parliament continued its debate on a vote of confidence for a new left-wing coalition government after the Social Democrats and their ethnic Albanian partners secured a majority in parliament in July's general election. (Press Service of the Parliament of North Macedonia via AP)

North Macedonia government wins confidence vote

Aug. 30, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament approved a new left-wing coalition government late on Sunday. The Social Democrat-led government is to eventually be headed by the country’s first ethnic Albanian prime minister, according to its coalition agreement. After two days...

Zoran Zaev, the leader of the social democrats (SDSM), center, talks to the country's President Stevo Pendarovski, right, prior the constitutive session of the Parliament, in a dome hall at the parliament building in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. North Macedonia has constituted its new parliament on Tuesday with strict protocols due to COVID-19 pandemic, with parties involved in July 15 snap elections now to start a complicated power-sharing negotiations after none of the main runners have won a needed majority in a 120-member parliament. (Press Service of the Parliament of North Macedonia via AP)

North Macedonia's parliament begins debate on new government

Aug. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament started debate Saturday on a vote of confidence for a new left-wing coalition government after the Social Democrats and their ethnic Albanian partners secured a majority of seats in July's general election. Social-Democrat leader Zoran...

N. Macedonia: Pro-Western party secures coalition deal

Aug. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s pro-Western Social Democratic Party said Tuesday it has struck a power-sharing deal with a smaller ethnic Albanian party that will pave the way for forming a coalition government. The agreement came a month after a national election in which the...

N. Macedonia: Pro-Western leader invited to form government

Aug. 13, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s president on Thursday formally invited the head of the country's pro-Western Social Democrats to form a new government, after the party came first in July 15 general elections. But Zoran Zaev's party failed to win a controlling majority in the...

The deputy Naser Nuredini, center, of the ethnic Albanian party DUI, stands for temperature check up before entering the parliament building for the constitutive session of the Parliament, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. North Macedonia has constituted its new parliament on Tuesday with strict protocols due to COVID-19 pandemic, with parties involved in July 15 snap elections now to start a complicated power-sharing negotiations after none of the main runners have won a needed majority in a 120-member parliament. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Countdown for complex power-sharing talks in North Macedonia

Aug. 4, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s newly elected lawmakers took their seats Tuesday for the first time since the country’s July 15 elections, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday.s formal first session of parliament starts a...