Dimitriev elected head of Macedonia’s interim government, parliament dissolved

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In an urgent session on the night of January 18, without the presence of the opposition, Macedonia’s parliament elected the new prime minister, Emil Dimitriev and his governing cabinet with a temporary term of office of 100 days until the April 24 elections.

Meanwhile, the majority comprised of the two parties, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI, voted in favour of the dissolution  of parliament, while this decision will become effective on February 24.

Dimitriev, who also holds the post of the General Secretary of VMRO-DPMNE, said that the strategic objective of his government is to organise free and democratic elections. He said that his priority remains economic development and Euro-Atlantic integration.

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