Prime Minister of North Macedonia

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President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија

Kryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut
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Talat Xhaferi
since 28 January 2024
Appointer Assembly of North Macedonia
Inaugural holder Nikola Kljusev
Formation27 January 1991;33 years ago (1991-01-27)
Constitution of North Macedonia
Salary1,580 USD
(87,813 denars monthly) [1]
Website Governmental web page

The prime minister of North Macedonia (Macedonian : Премиер на Северна Македонија, Albanian : Kryeministri i Maqedonisë së Veriut), officially the President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (Macedonian : Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија, Albanian : Kryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut), is the head of government of North Macedonia.


The prime minister is the head of the cabinet and is usually the leader of a political coalition in parliament.

The current prime minister is Talat Xhaferi, who has been in office since 28 January 2024.

List of prime ministers

Socialist Republic of Macedonia



PortraitTerm of officePolitical party
Minister for Macedonia
1Emanuel Čučkov
Emanuel Chuchkov - Emanuel Mane Chuchkov.jpg 7 March 19451945 KPM
Prime Minister
2 Lazar Koliševski
Lazar Kolisevski, foto.jpg 16 April 19451953 KPM
renamed in 1952
Chairmen of the Executive Council
Lazar Koliševski
Lazar Kolisevski, foto.jpg 1953December 1953 SKM
3 Ljupčo Arsov
Ljupco Arsov.jpg December 19531961 SKM
4Aleksandar Grličkov
Aleksandar Grlickov.jpg 19611965 SKM
5Nikola Minčev
Nikola Mincev (cropped).jpg 19651968 SKM
6 Ksente Bogoev
Ksente Bogoev.jpg 1968March 1974 SKM
7Blagoj Popov
Blagoja popov.jpg March 197429 April 1982 SKM
8Dragoljub Stavrev
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9Gligorije Gogovski
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North Macedonia


   SDSM    VMRO–DPMNE    DUI    Independent

Term of officePolitical partyElection
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
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Nikola Kljusev
27 January 199117 August 19921 year, 203 days Independent 1990
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Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
17 August 199230 November 19986 years, 105 days SDSM 1994
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Ljubčo Georgievski
(born 1966)
30 November 19981 November 20023 years, 336 days VMRO-DPMNE 1998
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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)
12 May 20042 June 200421 days SDSM
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Hari Kostov
(born 1959)
2 June 200418 November 2004169 days Independent
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Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
18 November 200417 December 200429 days SDSM
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Vlado Bučkovski
(born 1962)
17 December 200427 August 20061 year, 253 days SDSM
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Nikola Gruevski
(born 1970)
27 August 200618 January 20169 years, 144 days VMRO-DPMNE 2006
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Emil Dimitriev
(born 1979)
18 January 201631 May 20171 year, 133 days VMRO-DPMNE
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Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
31 May 20173 January 20202 years, 217 days SDSM 2016
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Oliver Spasovski
(born 1976)
3 January 202030 August 2020240 days SDSM
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Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
30 August 202016 January 20221 year, 139 days SDSM 2020
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Dimitar Kovačevski
(born 1974)
16 January 202228 January 20242 years, 12 days SDSM
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Talat Xhaferi
(born 1962)
28 January 2024Incumbent56 days BDI

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