Skopje, May 19, 2013/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
The President of the country, George Ivanov handed today to the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski the mandate for the creation of the new government cabinet.
VMRO-DPMNE (The Internal Revolutionary Organization-Democratic party for Macedonian National Unity) won in the early parliamentary elections of April 27, securing almost half of seats in the parliament of the country.
According to the Constitution of the country, within 20 days, the person mandated for the creation of the new government, Nikola Gruevski, must form the new governing majority and the new governing cabinet.
Gruevski must send the composition of the new government to parliament.
Parliament must elect, until June 16, the new government.
The new government is expected to be formed between VMRO-DPMNE and Albanian party BDI(Democratic Union for Integration), which won the majority of votes among Albanian voters.
These two parties, VMRO-DPMNE with 61 seats and BDI with 19 seats, will form a stable majority with 80 MPs out of 123 seats that the parliament of the country has.
The new government is also expected to be backed by 7 MPs of the other Albanian party, PDSH (Albanian Democratic Party).
Leadership of PDSH has declared that it will back the new government, regardless of whether it will be in it or not. The governing coalition of VMRO-DPMNE and BDI govern the country since 2008, when early elections took place. /ibna/