In a decisive political development, North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski tendered his resignation, formally presenting it to the Sobranje, the country’s parliament. This move marks the first step towards establishing an interim government tasked with orchestrating the upcoming elections, slated to be in place by 28th January, a hundred days ahead of the parliamentary elections.
As per the agreement between the two leading parties of the ruling coalition, SDSM and DUI, Kovačevski’s successor will be Talat Džaferi, the current Speaker of the Sobranje, representing the DUI party.
In anticipation of this leadership transition, Džaferi, as announced yesterday by the Sobranje’s president, is expected to resign from his current role upon receiving Kovačevski’s resignation. This will prompt the notification of President Stevo Pendarovski, followed by the formal resignation of Džaferi himself.
Addressing the media outside the Sobranje, Kovačevski lauded Džaferi as an experienced politician with a notable track record in parliament management. He expressed confidence that while Džaferi’s approach may differ, North Macedonia will maintain its strategic trajectory, focusing on Western orientation and strengthening its partnership with the United States.