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Choosing stability over reforms: why Macedonia’s elections should be delayed

Popovik, Misha (2016) Choosing stability over reforms: why Macedonia’s elections should be delayed. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Jan 2016). Website.

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Following an EU-brokered agreement to solve a prolonged political crisis, Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski handed in his resignation on 15 January, with a date for new elections being set for 24 April. This has in turn provoked a reaction from the main opposition party, which resumed a boycott of the Macedonian parliament, citing serious concerns over the integrity of the country’s voting process and the state of its media. Misha Popovikj argues that sticking to deadlines rather than prioritising essential reforms risks worsening the crisis, and that the upcoming elections should be delayed until later in the year.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 16:31
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:34

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