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Macedonia To Hold Confidence Vote On New Government


Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev said his 26-member cabinet would be committed to "the economy, strong public institutions and [future membership of] the European Union and NATO."

The Macedonian parliament is expected to vote to install a new government and end the long-standing political deadlock in the Balkan country.

Addressing lawmakers on May 30, Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev said his 26-member cabinet would be committed to "the economy, strong public institutions and [future membership of] the European Union and NATO."

The proposed government is made up of members of Zaev's Social Democratic Union and two small ethnic Albanian parties that joined with him to form a governing coalition that controls 62 seats in the 120-member parliament.

Engulfed in a long-running political crisis, Macedonia has been governed by a caretaker cabinet since January 2016.

When Zaev takes over as prime minister, it will mark the end of the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party's 11-year reign.

Based on reporting by AP and MIA
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