Athens, 14 August 2020 (MIA) – “North Macedonia: Mandate for Zoran Zaev to form a government”; “Skopje: Zaev receives mandate to form a government”; “Zoran Zaev receives mandate to form a government”; “North Macedonia: Zaev’s mandate to form a government” are some of the headlines in the online editions of the Greek media outlets, citing the news article released by the ANA-MPA news agency about the mandate given to Zoran Zaev to form a government, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports Friday.
ANA-MPA in the news article reports that President Stevo Pendarovski handed a mandate to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev to form a new government “after his party bloc won the early election on 15 July.”
“Zoran Zaev expressed confidence that he will form a government, which, as he said, will be stable and modern fully respecting the three key agreements for country – Prespa Agreement, the Friendship Treaty with Bulgaria and Ohrid Framework Agreement,” ANA-MPA writes.
ANA-MPA writes if Zoran Zaev fails to form a government in the next 20 days, then President of the country will hand over the mandate to the VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, whose party came second in the July 15 early parliamentary elections.
ANA-MPA also adds that Zoran Zaev had two meetings with Ali Ahmeti over the past period “about the possibility of forming a government, but without results,” referring to number of seats won by the parties at the July 15 early parliamentary elections.