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Elections in North Macedonia : did COVID 19 Change Political Priorities ?

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Thursday, 9 July 2020, from 9:00-10:30 CET

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Speakers :

Sašo Ordanoski, award-winning journalist, communications expert, university lecturer, political commentator, based in Skopje, North Macedonia.

Albert Musliu, political analyst and commentator, executive director of the Association for Democratic Initiative, based in Gostivar, North Macedonia.


North Macedonia holds elections on 15 July. The initial date was 12 April. The elections were postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic and in the meantime the political priorities have shifted. The April elections were called because the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev failed to secure the beginning of the EU accession talks. In the meantime, and coinciding with the pandemic, EU Member States agreed on the beginning of the talks and North Macedonia became a NATO member.

The management of the pandemic opened additional problem issues, while the old ones remained. Which are the voters’ priorities : corruption, living conditions, health and education, mafia structures, identity, international agreements ?