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North Macedonia’s new president sworn in

‘I will be everyone's president,’ says Stevo Pendarovski

Abdula Berisha and Dzihat Aliju   | 12.05.2019
North Macedonia’s new president sworn in

SKOPJE, North Macedonia

Stevo Pendarovski, the newly-elected president of North Macedonian, has been sworn in on Sunday. 

Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony, Pendarovski said his country will remain fully committed to Euro-Atlantic integration.

Pendarovski, who is a supporter of North Macedonia's name change deal with Greece, said that he will be "everyone's president."

Election on May 5 was the sixth presidential election in the country's modern history, but the first since it made a momentous name change.

Last June, the country agreed to change its name in line with a deal under which Greece dropped its objection to North Macedonia joining NATO and the EU.

Since Macedonia declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991, the nation has had four presidents.

Under the Constitution, a president can be elected for a maximum of two times.

*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic

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