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The Democratic Renewal of Macedonia (Macedonian : Демократска обнова на Македонија, Demokratska obnova na Makedonija) is a green liberal political party in North Macedonia. This party actively promotes the green idea for North Macedonia. DOM's political objectives are: green jobs, renewable energy, human rights, democracy, ecology, tourism, eco-agriculture, women empowerment, culture, more funds for science and education. At their first elections, 5 July 2006, the party won 1.9% and 1 out of 120 seats. From 2008, DOM is part of Coalition run by Macedonia ruling party VMRO-DPMNE. In the parliamentary elections 2008 and 2011 DOM as part of the Coalition won 1 seat. 2016 DOM was part of the SDSM-led "For life in Macedonia" and won 1 seat.
Macedonian is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by around two million people, principally in North Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora, with a smaller number of speakers throughout the transnational region of Macedonia. It is the official language of North Macedonia and a recognized minority language in parts of Albania, Romania, and Serbia.
North Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in September 1991 under the name Republic of Macedonia. The country became a member of the United Nations in April 1993, but as a result of a dispute with Greece over the name "Macedonia", it was admitted under the provisional description the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a term that was also used by some other international organisations. In June 2018, Macedonia and Greece resolved the conflict with an agreement that the country should rename itself Republic of North Macedonia. This renaming came into effect in February 2019, with a several-months-long transition for passports, licence plates, currency, customs, border signs, and government websites, among other things.
The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity, simplified as VMRO-DPMNE, is one of the two major parties in North Macedonia, the other being the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM).
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A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of green politics, such as social justice, environmentalism and nonviolence.
The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia is a social-democratic political party, the main centre-left political party in North Macedonia. The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia was founded on 20 April 1991 at the 11th Congress of SKM-PDP. Branko Crvenkovski was elected as the party's first president. Its current leader is Zoran Zaev. The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia is a member of the Progressive Alliance and an associate affiliate of the Party of European Socialists (PES). SDSM is a centre-left positioned political party with social-democratic ideology. The party supported a practical solution to the Macedonian naming dispute with Greece, which succeeded under the Prespa agreement.
The Democratic Union for Integration is the largest Albanian political party in North Macedonia and the third largest political party in the country. It was formed immediately after the country's 2001 conflict between the National Liberation Army (NLA) and the Macedonian Security Forces. The NLA leader Ali Ahmeti became party president.
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The Democratic League of Bosniaks is a political party in North Macedonia, representative of the ethnic Bosniaks living in North Macedonia.
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The Socialist Party of Macedonia is a political party in North Macedonia founded on 22 September 1990 as a successor to the Socialist Alliance of Working People of Yugoslavia. The SPM proclaims itself to be a left-wing democratic socialist party. The SPM was part of the coalition governments from 1992 to 1998, led by the SDSM. The party's first leader was Kiro Popovski and its current leader is Ljubisav Ivanov-Dzingo.
The New Social Democratic Party is a centre-left, social-democratic political party in North Macedonia. Its leader is Tito Petkovski, who parted with the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia in November 2005. In the 2006 parliamentary elections, it received 6% of the vote. In the 2016 parliamentary elections, it participated in an electoral coalition with SDSM and 15 other parties. The coalition won 436,981 votes and 49/120 MPs in Macedonian assembly.
Parliamentary elections were held in Macedonia on 5 July 2006. The result was a victory for the VRMO-DPNME-led coalition, which won 45 of the 120 seats of the Macedonian Parliament.
The Union of Roma in Macedonia is a political party in North Macedonia supporting the rights of the Romani people in the country. At the 2006 legislative elections, the party won 1 out of 120 seats as part of coalition led by the VMRO-DPMNE.
The Democratic Union is a political party in North Macedonia. At the last legislative elections, 5 July 2006, the party won 2 out of 120 seats as part of coalition led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization–Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity.
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The Liberal Democratic Party is a social-liberal political party in North Macedonia. The Liberal Democratic Party was launched in April 1997 as a merger between the Liberal Party and the Democratic Party. The first leader of the party was Petar Goshev from the Democrats, who was also the last president of the League of Communists of Macedonia. When the Liberal Party was re-established in 1999, a significant portion of the former Liberal Party remained in LDP.
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