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North Macedonia parliament approves a new nationalist-dominated government

By Thomson Reuters Jun 23, 2024 | 3:42 PM

SKOPJE (Reuters) – North Macedonia’s lawmakers on Sunday approved a new nationalist-dominated government of Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski, whose party won general elections in May banking on voters’ anger at the slow pace of European Union integration.

The government was approved with 76 votes for and 22 against in the 120-seat parliament, where the ruling coalition is composed of Mickoski’s VMRO-DPMNE party, the Albanian alliance VLEN/VREDI and ZNAM, an ethnic Macedonian splinter from the Social Democrats (SDSM).

(Reporting by Fatos Bytyci; Writing by Daria Sito-Sucic; Editing by Bill Berkrot)