Prime Minister of North Macedonia

Prime Minister of North Macedonia
Премиер на Северна Македонија (Macedonian)
Кryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut
(Albanian)
Coat of arms of North Macedonia.svg
Flag of North Macedonia.svg
Zoran Zaev official portrait 2020 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Zoran Zaev

since 30 August 2020
Appointer Assembly of North Macedonia
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Nikola Kljusev
27 January 1991
Formation Constitution of North Macedonia
16 April 1991
Salary 15,600 USD annually[1]
Website Governmental web page

The prime minister of North Macedonia, officially the President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (Macedonian: Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија, romanizedPretsedatel na Vladata na Republika Severna Makedonija, Albanian: Кryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut), is the head of government of North Macedonia.

Prime Minister is the leader of a political coalition in the Parliament (the Sobranie) and the leader of the cabinet. The current prime minister is Zoran Zaev, who has served since 30 August 2020.[2]

History of the office

System

The Socialist Republic of Macedonia was a one-party communist state, the ruling political party being the League of Communists of Macedonia (in Macedonian: Сојуз на Комунистите на Македонија, Sojuz na Komunistite na Makedonija, abbreviation: СКМ, SKM). Being a constituent state of Yugoslavia, a leading founder of the Non-Aligned Movement, SR Macedonia pursued a neutral foreign policy and maintained a more liberal communist system compared to other communist states. The ruling ideology was based on Titoism and Workers' self-management (Macedonian: самоуправување, samoupravuvanje).

List of prime ministers

SR Macedonia

Party

  KPM/SKM

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
Minister for Macedonia
1945
1 Emanuel Čučkov
(1901–1967)
Emanuel Chuchkov - Емануел Мане Чучков.jpg 7 March 1945 1945 KPM
Prime Minister
1945–1953
2 Lazar Koliševski
(1914–2000)
Lazar Koliševski, foto.jpg 16 April 1945 1953 KPM
renamed in 1952
to
SKM
Chairmen of the Executive Council
1953–1991
Lazar Koliševski
(1914–2000)
Lazar Koliševski, foto.jpg 1953 December 1953 SKM
3 Ljupčo Arsov
(1910–1986)
Ljupčo Arsov.jpg December 1953 1961 SKM
4 Aleksandar Grličkov
(1923–1989)
Aleksandar Grlićkov.jpg 1961 1965 SKM
5 Nikola Minčev
(1915–1997)
Nikola Minčev (cropped).jpg 1965 1968 SKM
6 Ksente Bogoev
(1919–2008)
Ксенте Богоев.jpg 1968 March 1974 SKM
7 Blagoj Popov
(1920–1992)
Blagoja popov.jpg March 1974 29 April 1982 SKM
8 Dragoljub Stavrev
(1932–2003)
Unknown-person.gif 29 April 1982 June 1986 SKM
9 Gligorije Gogovski
(1943–)
Unknown-person.gif June 1986 27 January 1991 SKM

North Macedonia

Parties

  SDSM   VMRO–DPMNE   Independent

Status
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Election
Took office Left office Time in office
1
Nikola Kljusev
Nikola Kljusev
(1927–2008)
27 January 1991 17 August 1992 1 year, 203 days Independent 1990
2
Branko Crvenkovski
Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
17 August 1992 30 November 1998 6 years, 105 days SDSM 1994
3
Ljubčo Georgievski
Ljubčo Georgievski
(born 1966)
30 November 1998 1 November 2002 3 years, 336 days VMRO-DPMNE 1998
(2)
Branko Crvenkovski
Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
1 November 2002 12 May 2004 1 year, 193 days SDSM 2002
Radmila Šekerinska
Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
Acting
12 May 2004 2 June 2004 21 days SDSM
4
Hari Kostov
Hari Kostov
(born 1959)
2 June 2004 18 November 2004 169 days Independent
Radmila Šekerinska
Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
Acting
18 November 2004 17 December 2004 29 days SDSM
5
Vlado Bučkovski
Vlado Bučkovski
(born 1962)
17 December 2004 27 August 2006 1 year, 253 days SDSM
6
Nikola Gruevski
Nikola Gruevski
(born 1970)
27 August 2006 18 January 2016 9 years, 144 days VMRO-DPMNE 2006
2008
2011
2014
7
Emil Dimitriev
Emil Dimitriev
(born 1979)
18 January 2016 31 May 2017 1 year, 133 days VMRO-DPMNE
8
Zoran Zaev
Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
31 May 2017 3 January 2020 2 years, 217 days SDSM 2016
9
Oliver Spasovski
Oliver Spasovski
(born 1976)
3 January 2020 30 August 2020 240 days SDSM
(8)
Zoran Zaev
Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
30 August 2020 Incumbent 294 days SDSM 2020

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kosovo's PM is the highest paid in the region". 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Heads of State , Heads of Government and Ministers for Foreign Affairs" (PDF). Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations. Retrieved 1 September 2020.

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