Show less

Se hai scelto di non accettare i cookie di profilazione e tracciamento, puoi aderire all’abbonamento "Consentless" a un costo molto accessibile, oppure scegliere un altro abbonamento per accedere ad ANSA.it.

Ti invitiamo a leggere le Condizioni Generali di Servizio, la Cookie Policy e l'Informativa Privacy.

Puoi leggere tutti i titoli di ANSA.it
e 10 contenuti ogni 30 giorni
a €16,99/anno

  • Servizio equivalente a quello accessibile prestando il consenso ai cookie di profilazione pubblicitaria e tracciamento
  • Durata annuale (senza rinnovo automatico)
  • Un pop-up ti avvertirà che hai raggiunto i contenuti consentiti in 30 giorni (potrai continuare a vedere tutti i titoli del sito, ma per aprire altri contenuti dovrai attendere il successivo periodo di 30 giorni)
  • Pubblicità presente ma non profilata o gestibile mediante il pannello delle preferenze
  • Iscrizione alle Newsletter tematiche curate dalle redazioni ANSA.

Per accedere senza limiti a tutti i contenuti di ANSA.it

Scegli il piano di abbonamento più adatto alle tue esigenze.

N. Macedonia vote set to ramp up tensions with neighbours

N. Macedonia vote set to ramp up tensions with neighbours

Possible return of right-wing opposition to power

06 maggio 2024, 09:12

Redazione ANSA



(ANSA-AFP) - SKOPJE, MAY 6 - North Macedonia appears set to be on a collision course with its EU neighbours Greece and Bulgaria with double-header elections Wednesday poised to return the country's right-wing opposition to power. The votes could have a huge effect on the struggling Balkan nation's hopes of becoming a member of the European Union. After scoring a double-digit win in the first round of presidential elections last month, the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party was heading into the run-off vote and simultaneous parliament elections with surging momentum. Party chief Hristijan Mickoski has refused to acknowledge the country's new name and a landmark deal signed with Greece in 2018 -- which added "North" to its title to settle a long-running dispute. He has also vowed to stand firm in a tussle with Bulgaria that has seen Sofia block North Macedonia's EU accession talks for the past two years. The VMRO-DPMNE leadership has been bullish in recent rallies, where spirited crowds have lapped up their nationalist message. "The victory is within reach and it is a consequence of all the suffering and humiliation this government brought," Mickoski told supporters in the capital Skopje. If his VMRO-DPMNE party succeeds in securing a majority in the parliament, Mickoski is all but certain to be the next prime minister. Since taking over the right-wing VMRO-DPMNE in 2017, Mickoski has rebuilt the battered party after its former leader and ex-PM Nikola Gruevski fled corruption charges and was given asylum in Viktor Orban's Hungary. (ANSA-AFP).


Not to be missed


Or use

ANSA Corporate

If it is news,
it is an ANSA.

We have been collecting, publishing and distributing journalistic information since 1945 with offices in Italy and around the world. Learn more about our services.