Macedonia votes to dissolve parliament for April vote

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov (R) hands a mandate for forming a new government to interim premier Emil Dimitriev on January 18, 2016 in SkopjeMacedonian lawmakers voted Monday to dissolve parliament next month ahead of an early election in late April, in line with an EU-backed deal to end a political crisis but under threat of a boycott by the main opposition. The parliament of the Balkan country voted to dissolve itself on February 24, after noting the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who was required to step down 100 days ahead of a vote in accordance with the deal. “SDSM and its coalition partners will not take part in the April 24 polls,” the party said in a statement released late on Monday.

Share this article