The Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia voted in the new government on Sunday night. The new cabinet is led by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski.
During the vote, a total of 108 MPs were in attendance, and 62 MPs voted in favor, while 46 MPs voted against. The parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi then congratulated the prime minister and the newly elected ministers of the coalition government.
Dimitar Kovachevski, as the president of the government, will work together with Oliver Spasovski, as the minister of internal affairs; Slavjanka Petrovska will be the Defence minister; Slavica Grkovska will serve as the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the fight against corruption and crime; Ljupcho Nikolovski will serve as the minister of agriculture, forestry and water management; Jovana Trenchevska will be the minister of labor and social policy; Bisera Kostadinovska – Stojchevska will be the minister of culture; Goran Milevski will serve as the minister of local self-government; Fatmir Bitiqi will be the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the financial affairs; Jeton Shaqiri will serve as the minister of education and science, Admir Aliti will be the minister of information society and administration: Bekim Sali will be the minister of health; Blagoj Bochvarski will be the minister of transportation and communications; Naser Nuredini will be the minister of environment and physical planning; Xhzemal Chupi will be the Deputy Prime Minister for the Diaspora; Nikola Tupanchevski will be the minister of justice; Bujar Osmani will be the minister of foreign affairs: Kreshnik Bekteshi will be the minister of economy, Fatmir Besimi will be the minister of finance; Bojan Marichikj will be the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Artan Grubi will be a the minister for the political system and the inter-community relations.
During the last weeknd, there was a debate in the Parliament on the the election of the new government. At the session for the election of the new government, 12 SDSM MPs have stated their opinions, as well as 11 VMRO-DPMNE MPs; then 5 MPs of the Alliance of the Albanians, 4 DUI MPs and 1 MP each of Levica, BESA and A;ternativa.
The ruling coalition and the opposition exchanged a total of 63 rejoinders at the parliamentary session.