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