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Drinking water generaly good. Possible government reconstruction in sight.
The quality of tap water in Macedonian towns is generally good, a nationwide analysis has shown. Four to five percent of the results have shown chemical flaws while one percent has microbiological flaws. In villages however, the picture is different. Some 30 percent of the samples taken from the rural areas have revealed presence of bacteria.
The daily analyzes whether the candidacy of two government ministers for mayoral posts at the March local elections is an introduction of a wider government reconstruction. The junior ruling Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, said it will nominate for mayors the vice Prime Minister in charge for European Affairs, Teuta Arifi and Local Governance Minister, Nevzat Bejta. Observers are not sure whether this will make Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his main ruling VMRO DPMNE party consider a wider cabinet reconstruction.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra - but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.