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SDSM’s Zaev marks government’s three-year anniversary

Three years ago, SDSM-led coalition formed a government with its leader Zoran Zaev at the helm. He presented the government's achievements in the past three years at a news conference Monday.

Skopje, 1 June 2020 (MIA) – Three years ago, SDSM-led coalition formed a government with its leader Zoran Zaev at the helm. He presented the government’s achievements in the past three years at a news conference Monday.

The country has met two of its strategic goals, said Zaev, who stepped down as head of the government in the beginning of 2020 to give way for the formation of a caretaker government.

“We joined NATO as 30th member and we were approved to start negotiating with the EU,” the leader of the ruling party said.

Zaev called the country “the most positive example in the region.”

Speaking at the news conference, he said that the SDSM-led government had restored freedom and democracy ‘after the regime.’

Referring to the achievements in the economy, Zaev said that over 67,000 jobs were created in the past three years, mainly in the private sector, and unemployment dropped by six percent.

According to him, the government and the health authorities had been fully prepared to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.

Moreover, Zaev criticized the opposition and its leader Hristijan Mickoski, accusing him of ‘undermining the efforts for joining NATO and the EU.’

Now, he claimed, he is doing the same, undermining the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Also, Zaev accused Interior Minister Nakje Chulev of ‘allowing violation of protective measures’ and called on the citizens to adhere to the measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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