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Timeline: How the government changed in Macedonia


       
Skopje, 1 June, 2017 - 11:13 (META) 

The past three years of the political crisis has been difficult, exhausting and stressful on Macedonia. The crisis was not just a political crisis, it crossed over into economics, society, morals and ethics. There were a series of protests and counter protests, trials and counter trials, investigations and counter investigations. Then the Pržino Agreement was signed, and then Pržino 2. Elections were held, but had been postponed previously as the wiretapped materials were released to the public. However, the response to the accusations were that the recordings had been ”edited, cut and montage”. The people are divided into patriots and traitors – filled with accusations among themselves, fake news and intense propaganda.

Changes began after the social awakening, which was passed on to the streets by the students, who organized three massive protests, the “bombs” continued after the awakening and the formation of the SPO and their investigations are presented by three female prosecutors.

President Gjorge Ivanov’s decision to grant mass pardons was met with three months of daily protests, and in that time the “Colourful Revolution” was born.

The early parliamentary elections were postponed twice, and the selection of the Parliament Speaker was followed by a violent attack on the Parliament building, during which MPs, citizens and journalists were injured. After a series of visits from international mediators, Ivanov eventually handed over the mandate to Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev, which has led to the election of the new government. After 11 years, representatives from VMRO-DPMNE sat in the benches for the opposition, and SDSM is in government led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.