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   Political Structure
 Official Name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (provisional, internationally recognised, pending resolution of name dispute with Greece)
 Legal System Based on constitution of November 17 1991
 National Legislature Unicameral National Assembly (Sobranje) of 120 members
Elections October 18 and November 1 1998; next election due by October 2002
 Head of State President, currently Kiro Gligorov (at the time of this writing), directly re-elected on October 16 1994; next election due by October 1999
 National Government Council of Ministers, headed by prime minister; the present government formed in November 1998 is a coalition between: the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party of Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE), the Democratic Alternative (DA) and the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA)
 Main Political Parties Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation-Democratic Party of Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE); Democratic Alternatives (DA); Social Democratic Alliance of Macedonia (SDSM; ex-League of Communists); Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Socialist Party (ex-League of Communists); ethnic Albanians have been represented by the Party for Democratic Prosperity (PDP), the Party for Democratic Prosperity of Albanians (PDPA) and the People's Democratic Party (NDP); the PDPA and the NDP have merged to form the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA)
 Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski (VMRO-DPMNE)
 Deputy Prime Ministers Dosta Dimovska (VMRO-DPMNE)
Radmila Kiprijanova-Radovanovic (DA)
Bedredin Ibrahimi (DPA)
 Key Ministers Agriculture and Forestry -- Vladimir Dzabirski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Construction and Urban Planning -- Dusko Kadievski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Culture -- Dimitar Dimitrov (VMRO-DPMNE)
Defence -- Nikola Kljusev (VMRO-DPMNE)
Development -- Milijana Danevska (VMRO-DPMNE)
Economics -- Zanko Cado (DA)
Education -- Nenad Novkovski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Environment -- Toni Popovski (DA)
Finance -- Boris Stojmenov (VMRO-DPMNE)
Foreign Affairs -- Aleksandar Dimitrov (DA)
Health -- Stojan Bogdanov (VMRO-DPMNE)
Immigration -- Martin Trenevski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Information -- Rexhep Zlatku (DPA)
Interior -- Pavle Trajanov (DA)
Justice -- Vlado Kambovski (DA)
Labour and Social Policy -- Bedredin Ibrahimi (DPA)
Local Self-Administration -- Xhevdet Nasufi (DPA)
Science -- Merie Rusani (DPA)
Sport and Youth -- Georgi Boev (VMRO-DPMNE)
Trade -- Nikola Gruevski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Transport and Communications -- Bobi Spirkovski (DA)
Ministers Without Portfolio Georgi Naumov (VMRO-DPMNE)
Ernad Fejzulahu (DPA)
Adnan Kahil (DA)
Central Bank Governor Ljube Trpeski

 

 

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 1999