Gorge Ivanov

Macedonian president blocks opposition's PM candidate

Macedonia's President Gorge Ivanov on Wednesday blocked the Social Democratic (SDSM) opposition leader Zoran Zaev from becoming prime minister, accusing him of intent to undermine the country's constitution and sovereignty.

Third night of violent protests against pardons in Macedonian capital

Pro-opposition demonstrators in increasingly volatile Macedonia protested Thursday in Skopje for a third consecutive night at President Gorge Ivanov's blanket pardon of politicians accused of corruption and illegal wiretapping.

Macedonia's political crisis deepens with president's mass pardon

The president of Macedonia pardoned all politicians implicated in a massive corruption and illegal wiretapping scandal, in a surprise move Tuesday that shocked the opposition and triggered protests.