The deadlines for the oath of the new president and the formation of the government in FYR Macedonia

The deadlines for the oath of the new president and the formation of the government in FYR Macedonia

Skopje, April 29, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

According to the Constitution of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the new parliament must be constituted no later than 20 days after the holding of the elections, thus May 17, 2014.

The new parliamentary session is called by the speaker of last parliament.

In case the speaker doesn’t call this session, then parliament will be constituted on the 21st day following the elections.

In this case, the session is chaired by the eldest MP in parliament. The mandate of the 123 new MPs will be verified by the constitution meeting.

Under the Constitution, the newly elected president, George Ivanov will start his new term in office on May 12, 2014, taking his oath in parliament.

10 days after the constitution of Parliament, the new president of the country will authorize the leader of the largest party to form the government until May 27, 2014.

Within 20 days, the mandated leader, in this case, Nikola Gruevski of VMRO-DPMNE, holds talks about the formation of the new government and he submits to parliament the program and the new composition of the new government cabinet.

The new government must be elected by parliament with the majority of votes no later than June 16, 2014. /ibna/