Prime Minister of North Macedonia

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Prime Minister of North Macedonia
Премиерот на Северна Македонија
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Incumbent
Oliver Spasovski

since 3 January 2020
Appointer Assembly of North Macedonia
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Nikola Kljusev
27 January 1991
Formation Constitution of North Macedonia
16 April 1991
Salary15,600 USD annually [1]
Website https://vlada.mk/node/22?ln=mk
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The prime minister of North Macedonia, officially the President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (Macedonian : Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија, romanized: Pretsedatel na Vladata na Republika Severna Makedonija), is the head of government of North Macedonia. He or she is the leader of a political coalition in the Parliament (the Sobranie) and the leader of the cabinet. The current prime minister is Oliver Spasovski, who has served since 3 January 2020.

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List of prime ministers

SR Macedonia

Party

   KPM/SKM

No.Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTerm of officePolitical party
Minister for Macedonia
1945
1Emanuel Čučkov
(1901–1967)
Emanuel Chuchkov - Emanuel Mane Chuchkov.jpg 7 March 19451945 KPM
Prime Minister
1945–1953
2 Lazar Koliševski
(1914–2000)
Lazar Kolisevski, foto.jpg 16 April 19451953 KPM
renamed in 1952
to
SKM
Chairmen of the Executive Council
1953–1991
Lazar Koliševski
(1914–2000)
Lazar Kolisevski, foto.jpg 1953December 1953 SKM
3 Ljupčo Arsov
(1910–1986)
Ljupco Arsov.jpg December 19531961 SKM
4Aleksandar Grličkov
(1923–1989)
Aleksandar Grlickov.jpg 19611965 SKM
5Nikola Minčev
(1915–1997)
No image.png 19651968 SKM
6 Ksente Bogoev
(1919–2008)
Ksente Bogoev.jpg 1968March 1974 SKM
7Blagoj Popov
(1920–1992)
No image.png March 197429 April 1982 SKM
8Dragoljub Stavrev
(1932–2003)
No image.png 29 April 1982June 1986 SKM
9Gligorije Gogovski
(1943–)
No image.png June 198627 January 1991 SKM

Republic of Macedonia / North Macedonia

Parties

   SDSM    VMRO–DPMNE    Independent

Status
No.PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
Term of officePolitical partyElection
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
1
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Nikola Kljusev
(1927–2008)
27 January 199117 August 19921 year, 203 days Independent 1990
2
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Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
17 August 199230 November 19986 years, 105 days SDSM 1994
3
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Ljubčo Georgievski
(born 1966)
30 November 19981 November 20023 years, 336 days VMRO-DPMNE 1998
(2)
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Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
1 November 200212 May 20041 year, 193 days SDSM 2002
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Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
Acting
12 May 20042 June 200421 days SDSM
4
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Hari Kostov
(born 1959)
2 June 200418 November 2004169 days Independent
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Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
Acting
18 November 200417 December 200429 days SDSM
5
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Vlado Bučkovski
(born 1962)
17 December 200427 August 20061 year, 253 days SDSM
6
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Nikola Gruevski
(born 1970)
27 August 200618 January 20169 years, 144 days VMRO-DPMNE 2006
2008
2011
2014
7
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Emil Dimitriev
(born 1979)
18 January 201631 May 20171 year, 133 days VMRO-DPMNE
8
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Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
31 May 20173 January 20202 years, 217 days SDSM 2016
9
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Oliver Spasovski
(born 1976)
3 January 2020Incumbent222 days SDSM 2020

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