Yesterday, the VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski, received a fifth mandate from President Gjorge Ivanov, to form a government with parliamentary figure of 51 MPs in the home of legislature. This it not the first time a candidate party who won the elections with a larger number of seats receives the mandate to form a government, however they is no be a majority in this Parliament, as the total number of Members of Parliament, ie at least 61.
Gruevski was first appointed Prime Minister when he won in the 2006 parliamentary elections, when VMRO-DPMNE won 45 seats, while SDSM only won 32 seats. The President at the time, Branko Crvenkovski entrusted the the mandate to Gruevski, who formed a coalition government with DPA, who had 11 seats, with Tito Petkovski’s NSDP (7 seats) and Ljiljana Popovska’s DOM (1 seat). Although they not actually enter that government coalition, the government at the time, six members of VMRO the Peoples Party voted against Gruevski, and wanted the previous leader DPMNE leader Ljubco Georgievski.
This is what Parliament is going to look like, an arrangement of forces in Parliament in each of the six electoral cycles for Members of Parliament from 2002 to 2016.