Parliament in FYROM votes the new government

Parliament in FYROM votes the new government

Skopje, June 19, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

With a majority of votes, MPs in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia voted today the new government of the country led by Nikola Gruevski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE.

Out of 123 MPs, 77 of them voted in favor of the new government, 6, from the Albanian party in opposition, PDSH (Albanian Democratic Party), voted against.

Meanwhile, Macedonian opposition was not present in parliament as a result of the boycott and the refusal to recognize the elections.

In his speech, prime minister Nikola Gruevski said that the priorities of the new government will consist on the: economic growth and employment, integration in the EU and NATO, fight against crime, good neighborly relations and development of education.

The new government coalition consists of 26 ministers from two parties, VMRO-DPMNE and Albanian party BDI (Democratic Union for Integration). This is Gruevski’s third term in office since 2006, when he took power.

Nikola Gruevski – kryeministër

 

Zoran Stavrevski –deputy prime minister and minister of finance

 

Musa Xhaferri – deputy prime minister for the Ohrid Agreement

 

Fatmir Besimi – deputy prime minister for European integration

 

Vladimir Pesevski –deputy prime minister for economy

 

Gordana Jankulovska- minister of interior

 

Nikola Popovski – minister of foreign affairs

 

Zoran Joleski – minister of defense

 

Adnan Jashari – minister of justice

 

Bekim Neziri – minister of economy

 

Nikola Todorov – minister of health

 

Mile Janakievski – minister of transport and communication

 

Abdilaqim Ademi – minister of education

 

Dime Spasov – minister of labor and social policies

 

Mihail Cvetkov – minister of agriculture

 

Elizabeta Kançeska – Milevska – minister of culture

 

Lirim Shabani – minister of local government

 

Nurhan Izairi – minister of environment

 

Ivo Ivanovski –minister of the society of information and administration

 

Ministers without portfolio

 

Visar Fida

 

Vele Samak

 

Bil Pavlevski

 

Dzeri Naumov

 

Goran Mickovski

 

Nedzdet Mustafa

 

Furhan Çako