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Macedonia has paid tribute to one of its most prominent and fearless journalists, whose untimely death has shocked the nation.
A row has erupted over the appointment of former ethnic Albanian rebel commander turned politician Talat Xhaferi as Macedonia’s new defence minister.
This relative newcomer to politics has quickly become trusted by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, advancing rapidly in the ruling VMRO DPMNE hierarchy.
Pasko Kuzman, Macedonia’s excavator in chief, says he is not putting down his shovel until he finds the tomb of Alexander the Great – even if it takes him till he is 99.
This week Macedonia pays tribute to its first democratically elected president, Kiro Gligorov, a statesman whose calm posture and peaceful policies kept the country out of the bloody Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990s.
As an opposition nominee for the head of the election commission, Kondarko faces a rough few weeks ahead of him.
The head of the Liberal Democrats is determined that his small party will emerge as the kingmaker after the next elections
A veteran of the political scene since the early 1990s, the former president and two-time prime minister is seen as the Social Democrats’ best hope to unite the party against the ruling VMRO-DPMNE.
Born on August, 31, 1970, in Skopje, Macedonia’s Prime Minister, the leader of the ruling centre-right VMRO-DPMNE party, is an economically savvy technocrat who over time has developed into a hard-line nationalist.
Yesterday’s nationalist firebrand now espouses a ‘21st-century patriotism’ based on economic growth and a fast resolution to the name issue with Greece.
The former ally, turned enemy, of Nikola Gruevski won’t win the June elections - but he can expect to poach a number of centre-right votes from the premier and his VMRO party.
After losing to Nikola Gruevski once already in the 2008 elections, the woman with a hotline to Washington and Brussels is back in the ring, as the Social Democrats’ Prime Minister-in-waiting.
The fiercely independent minded mayor of the western town of Gostivar is determined to shake up politics in Macedonia’s large Albanian community.
Opinion is still out on whether the charismatic boss of Macedonian A1 TV is a champion of free speech, or just a business mogul with secrets to hide.
Born in 1959 in Zajas, the former chief of the Albanian guerilla force that staged a six-month insurgency in 2001, leads the main ruling ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI.