At the moment, we have not agreed on a joint, consensual presidential candidate, but we have concluded that there is a basis for us to come up with such a candidate. After party consultations this week, we will discuss the matter again, but after party consultations take place, said Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, after today’s meeting with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti.

At the summit between the two parties – coalition partners in the government, there was talk of more possible names for joint presidential candidates, but Zaev did not want to disclose any of the names.

When asked if he himself was considering running, he said that for now, he will remain in executive power.

“You know that before anything else, I am an economist, I am devoted to the economy and to the reforms ahead, so for now, I remain in executive power,” Zaev said.