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Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia

This article is about the legislature of Macedonia. For other uses, see Assembly of the Republic (disambiguation).
Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia
Македонско Собрание
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Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
Speaker Trajko Veljanovski, VMRO-DPMNE
Since June 5, 2011
Structure
Seats 123
Political groups      VMRO-DPMNE (53+3)
     Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (42)
     Democratic Union for Integration (15)
     Democratic Party of Albanians (8)
     National Democratic Revival (2)
Elections
Voting system Reinforced proportional representation
Last election June 5, 2011
Meeting place
Palace of the Macedonian Parliament
Website
sobranie.mk

The Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia is the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. The Assembly (Собрание, Sobranie) consist of 123 members, elected for four-year terms by proportional representation from 6 electoral districts, each contributing 20 MPs, and 3 reserved seats elected from the Macedonian diaspora.

Latest elections

Main article: Macedonian parliamentary election, 2011

Result

Voter turnout was 63,48%. 7,851 accredited observers monitored the election, including representatives from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, ODIHR, and others.[1] The election went smoothly and without incidents.

Only five parties and coalitions, of the 18 listed on the ballots, won parliamentary seats. Several parties that were represented in the previous parliaments didn't win any seats, including VMRO-NP, LDP, and others.[2]

Party/Coalition Abbreviation Number of votes  % of votes Number of seats won Seats change from 2008
VMRO-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity, Socialist Party of Macedonia, Democratic Union, Democratic Renewal of Macedonia, Democratic Party of Turks of Macedonia, Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia, Union of Roma in Macedonia, UNITED PARTY FOR EMANCIPATION, PARTY OF JUSTICE, PARTY OF DEMOCRATIC ACTION OF MACEDONIA, PARTY OF THE VLACHS FROM MACEDONIA, PARTY FOR INTEGRATION OF THE ROMA, BOSHNJAK DEMOCRATIC PARTY, DEMOCRATIC FORCES OF THE ROMA, PERMANENT MACEDONIAN RADICAL REUNION-TMRO, NEW LIBRAL PARTY, PEOPLES MOVEMENT FOR MACEDONIA, VMRO-DP, VMRO–UNITED, HOMELAND MACEDONINAN ORGANIZATION FOR RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION – VARDAR–EGEJ–PIRIN, MACEDONIAN ALIANCE, and VMRO-MACEDONIAN VMRO-DPMNE 440,824 39.22 56 Decrease7
Social Democratic Union of Macedonia, New Social Democratic Party, Party for European Future, Liberal Party of Macedonia, MOVEMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY OF TURKS IN MACEDONIA, SERBIAN ADVANCED PARTY IN MACEDONIA, PARTY FOR TOTAL EMANCIPATION OF ROMA, NEW ALTERNATIVE, ALLIANCE OF TITO'S LEFT FORCES, PARTY FOR MOVEMENT OF THE TURKS IN MACEDONIA, DEMOCRATIC UNION OF THE SERBS FROM MACEDONIA, DEMOCRATIC UNION OF THE VLACHS FROM MACEDONIA, PARTY OF FREE DEMOCRATS, PARTY OF PENSIONERS OF RM, AND SANDZAK'S LEAGUE SDSM 368,804 32.81 42 Increase15
Democratic Union for Integration DUI 115,524 10.28 15 Decrease3
Democratic Party of Albanians DPA 66,374 5.89 8 Decrease3
National Democratic Revival NDR 29,996 2.67 2 Increase2
VMRO – People's Party VMRO-NP 28,267 2.51 0 0
New Democracy ND 19,992 1.78 0 Decrease4
United for Macedonia OM 17,117 1.52 0 0
Liberal Democratic Party LDP 16,551 1.47 0 Decrease4
Political Party Dignity PPD 8,911 0.79 0 0
Democratic Union of Albanians DUA 4,517 0.40 0 0
Party of United Democrats of Macedonia PODEM 4,409 0.39 0 0
Social Democratic Union SDU 2,512 0.22 0 0
Social Democratic Party of Macedonia SDPM 1,807 0.16 0 0
Democratic Right / 1,517 0.13 0 0
National Democratic Union NDU 470 0.04 0 0
Party for Democratic Prosperity PDP 278 0.02 0 0
European Party of Macedonia / 157 0.01 0 0
Total (turnout 63,48%) 100 123 Increase3
  • Source: State Election Commission of Macedonia[3]

Speakers of the Assembly (after 1991)


  • Stojan Andov January 8, 1991 - March 6, 1996
  • Tito Petkovski March 6, 1996 - November 19, 1998
  • Savo Klimovski November 19, 1998 - November 30, 2000
  • Stojan Andov November 30, 2000 - October 3, 2002
  • Nikola Popovski October 3, 2002 - November 8, 2003
  • Liljana Popovska (acting) November 8, 2003 - November 18, 2003
  • Ljupco Jordanovski November 18, 2003 - August 1, 2006
  • Ljubiša Georgievski August 1, 2006 - June 21, 2008
  • Trajko Veljanovski June 21, 2008 – Present

Members (since 1990)

  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 1990–1994
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 1994–1998
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 1998–2002
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 2002–2006
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 2006–2008
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, 2008–2011
  • List of members of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia (current)

See also

References

External links

  • Official website of the Macedonian Assembly
  • Official website of the Macedonian Assembly (in Macedonian)
  • Website about the Macedonian Assembly (in Macedonia)

Coordinates: 41°59′34″N 21°25′58″E / 41.99278°N 21.43278°E / 41.99278; 21.43278

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