PM of North Macedonia resigns, caretaker gov’t to be formed

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Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev

Skopje – Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev submitted resignation to the on Friday as part of the agreement between the political parties to form a caretaker 100 days before the snap parliamentary elections set for April 12.

The parliament on a noon session confirmed the resignation, and it is expected that a new caretaker to be elected by midnight.

Zaev did not elaborate move in front of the MPs, saying in a written statement that his move was in compliance with the agreement for forming a caretaker before the elections.

party, the Social Democratic Union party (SDSM), nominated incumbent Minister for Interior Affairs Oliver Spasovski to lead the caretaker government.

Immediately after the confirmation of the resignation by the parliament, Stevo Pendarovski gave the mandate to Spasovski to form the new cabinet.

Spasovski is expected to present the working programme of caretaker and nominate the new ministers.

“Our main assignment is for the state to continue with its progress and to make sure that we will have fair and democratic elections, to enable the citizens to be free in making their decision,” Spasovski said after receiving the mandate.

Political parties of North Macedonia reached an agreement for the April 12 snap parliamentary elections after its bid for the accession negotiation with the European Union was denied in October 2019.