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    Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Government - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
      conventional short form: none
      local long form: Republika Makedonija
      abbreviation: F.Y.R.O.M.
      local short form: Makedonija

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy

      Capital:
      Skopje

      Administrative divisions:
      123 municipalities (opstini, singular - opstina); Aracinovo, Bac, Belcista, Berovo, Bistrica, Bitola, Blatec, Bogdanci, Bogomila, Bogovinje, Bosilovo, Brvenica, Cair (Skopje), Capari, Caska, Cegrane, Centar (Skopje), Centar Zupa, Cesinovo, Cucer-Sandevo, Debar, Delcevo, Delogozdi, Demir Hisar, Demir Kapija, Dobrusevo, Dolna Banjica, Dolneni, Dorce Petrov (Skopje), Drugovo, Dzepciste, Gazi Baba (Skopje), Gevgelija, Gostivar, Gradsko, Ilinden, Izvor, Jegunovce, Kamenjane, Karbinci, Karpos (Skopje), Kavadarci, Kicevo, Kisela Voda (Skopje), Klecevce, Kocani, Konce, Kondovo, Konopiste, Kosel, Kratovo, Kriva Palanka, Krivogastani, Krusevo, Kuklis, Kukurecani, Kumanovo, Labunista, Lipkovo, Lozovo, Lukovo, Makedonska Kamenica, Makedonski Brod, Mavrovi Anovi, Meseista, Miravci, Mogila, Murtino, Negotino, Negotino-Polosko, Novaci, Novo Selo, Oblesevo, Ohrid, Orasac, Orizari, Oslomej, Pehcevo, Petrovec, Plasnica, Podares, Prilep, Probistip, Radovis, Rankovce, Resen, Rosoman, Rostusa, Samokov, Saraj, Sipkovica, Sopiste, Sopotnica, Srbinovo, Star Dojran, Staravina, Staro Nagoricane, Stip, Struga, Strumica, Studenicani, Suto Orizari (Skopje), Sveti Nikole, Tearce, Tetovo, Topolcani, Valandovo, Vasilevo, Velesta, Veles, Vevcani, Vinica, Vitoliste, Vranestica, Vrapciste, Vratnica, Vrutok, Zajas, Zelenikovo, Zeleno, Zitose, Zletovo, Zrnovci
      note: the seven municipalities followed by Skopje in parentheses collectively constitute "greater Skopje"

      Independence:
      8 September 1991 referendum by registered voters endorsing independence (from Yugoslavia)

      National holiday:
      Uprising Day, 2 August (1903); note - also known as Saint Elijah's Day and Ilinden

      Constitution:
      adopted 17 November 1991, effective 20 November 1991
      note: in November of 2001, the Macedonian Assembly approved a series of new constitutional amendments strengthening minority rights

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Acting President Ljupco JORDANOVSKI (since 26 February 2004); note - Boris TRAJKOVSKI was killed in a plane crash 26 February 2004; Parliament Speaker Ljupco JORDANOVSKI is acting president
      head of government: Prime Minister Branko CRVENKOVSKI (since 1 November 2002)
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held (first round) 14 April 2004 (second round) 28 April 2004 (next to be held NA April 2009); prime minister elected by the Assembly; election last held 1 November 2002 (next to be held NA 2006)
      election results: Branko CRVENKOVSKI elected president on second-round ballot; percent of vote - Branko CRVENKOVSKI 62.7%, Sasko KEDEV 37.3%; Branko CRVENKOVSKI elected prime minister by the Assembly with 72% of the vote
      cabinet: Council of Ministers elected by the majority vote of all the deputies in the Assembly; note - current cabinet formed by the government coalition parties SDSM, LDP, and DUI (or BDI)

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Assembly or Sobranie (120 seats - 85 members are elected by popular vote, 35 members come from lists of candidates submitted by parties based on the percentage that a party gains from the overall vote; all serve four-year terms)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Together for Macedonia coalition (SDSM and LDP) 60, VMRO-DPMNE 33, Democratic Union for Integration 16, Democratic Party of Albanians 7, Party for Democratic Prosperity 2, National Democratic Party 1, Socialist Party of Macedonia 1
      elections: last held 15 September 2002 (next to be held NA 2006)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court - the Assembly appoints the judges; Constitutional Court - the Assembly appoints the judges; Republican Judicial Council - the Assembly appoints the judges

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Alternative or DA [Vasil TUPURKOVSKI, president]; Democratic Union for Integration or DUI (also BDI) [Ali AHMETI]; Democratic Party of Albanians or PDSH [Arben XHAFERI, president]; Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity or VMRO-DPMNE [Nikola GRUEVSKI]; Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-True Macedonian Reform Option or VMRO-VMRO [Boris ZMEJKOVSKI]; Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Macedonian [Boris STOJMENOV]; Liberal Democratic Party or LDP [Risto PENOV]; Liberal Party [Stojan ANDOV]; National Democratic Party or PDK [Basri HALITI]; Party for Democratic Prosperity or PPD [Abdulmenaf BEXHETI]; Social Democratic Alliance of Macedonia or SDSM [Branko CRVENKOVSKI, president]; Socialist Party of Macedonia or SP [Ljubisav IVANOV, president]; Together for Macedonia coalition (including the SDSM and LDP) [Branko CRVENKOVSKI]; Union of Romanies of Macedonia or SRM [leader NA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, BIS, CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Nikola DIMITROV
      chancery: Suite 302, 1101 30th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
      consulate(s) general: New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 337-3093
      telephone: [1] (202) 337-3063

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Lawrence Edward BUTLER
      embassy: Bul. Ilinden bb, 91000 Skopje
      mailing address: American Embassy Skopje, Department of State, 7120 Skopje Place, Washington, DC 20521-7120 (pouch)
      telephone: [389] 2 311-6180
      FAX: [389] 2 311-7103

      Flag description:
      a yellow sun with eight broadening rays extending to the edges of the red field


      NOTE: The information regarding Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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