Prime Minister of North Macedonia

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Prime Minister of North Macedonia
Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија
Kryeministri i Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut
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Incumbent
Zoran Zaev

since 31 May 2017
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
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; Albanian : Kryeministri i Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut), is the head of government of North Macedonia. He or she is the leader of a political coalition in the North Macedonian parliament (the Sobranie) and the leader of the cabinet. The current Prime Minister is Zoran Zaev, who has served since 31 May 2017.

North Macedonia Republic in Southeast Europe

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, 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.

Macedonian language Language spoken in North Macedonia

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.

Albanian language Indo-European language

Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by the Albanians in the Balkans and the Albanian diaspora in the Americas, Europe and Oceania. It comprises an independent branch within the Indo-European languages and is not closely related to any other language in Europe.

Contents

List of Prime Ministers of North Macedonia

Socialist Republic of Macedonia

Party

   KPM/SKM

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

Republic of Macedonia / North Macedonia

Parties

   SDSM    VMRO–DPMNE    Independent

Status
  Acting Prime Minister
Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitElectedTerm of officePolitical Affiliation
1 Nikola Kljusev
(1927–2008)
No image.png 1990 27 January 199117 August 1992 Independent
2 Branko Crvenkovski
(1962–)
Branko-Crvenkovski.JPG 1994 17 August 199230 November 1998 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
3 Ljubčo Georgievski
(1966–)
Ljubco Georgievski.jpg 1998 30 November 19981 November 2002 VMRO-DPMNE
(2) Branko Crvenkovski
(1962–)
Branko-Crvenkovski.JPG 2002 1 November 200212 May 2004 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
Radmila Šekerinska
(1972–)
Radmila Sekerinska (cropped).jpg 12 May 20042 June 2004 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
4 Hari Kostov
(1959–)
No image.png 2 June 200418 November 2004 Independent
Radmila Šekerinska
(1972–)
Radmila Sekerinska (cropped).jpg 18 November 200417 December 2004 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
5 Vlado Bučkovski
(1962–)
Buckovski May 2006.jpg 17 December 200427 August 2006 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
6 Nikola Gruevski
(1970–)
Gruevski.jpg 2006
2008
2011
2014
27 August 200618 January 2016 VMRO–DPMNE
7 Emil Dimitriev
(1979–)
Emil Dimitriev 2016.jpg 18 January 201631 May 2017 VMRO–DPMNE
8 Zoran Zaev
(1974–)
Zaev.jpg 2016 31 May 2017Incumbent Social Democratic Union of Macedonia

See also

President of North Macedonia position

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VMRO-DPMNE political party in North Macedonia

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).

Social Democratic Union of Macedonia political party in North Macedonia

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.

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Lazar Koliševski Macedonian politician

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Ljubčo Georgievski Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

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