Es ist zwar richtig, das auch Mazedonien von einer inkompetenten Parteibuch Elite regiert wird, aber im Balkan styl, werden solche Posten verkauft, oder mit persönlichen Lakaien oft besetzt.
23 Apr 12 / 09:01:18
Macedonian Ruling Party Plans Major Overhaul
The ruling centre-right VMRO DPMNE party of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski will soon launch widespread personnel changes aimed at refreshing its ranks, an inside source has told the media.
|Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski | Photo by: FoNet|
Under the motto “New Wave in VMRO DPMNE”, Macedonia’s ruling party plans a comprehensive shake-up of party officials in public office and municipalities, a senior told source told the Dnevnik daily.
“We feel some public office holders and senior staff are overwhelmed and unable to follow the working tempo that the party leadership is imposing,“ the source said.
„On the other hand, some others have strayed from the principle of openness towards citizens, which is why they need to go,” the source added.
The changes are designed to freshen up the party that has been in power since 2006 by opening up space for new people to demonstrate their skills.
In tandem with the staffing changes, the party will launch new measures aimed at improving the economy and social sphere.
After almost six years spent in power the announced overhaul will be the first of such a broad scope.
The party, run by the charismatic Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, dominates most aspects of public life in the Balkan country.
Apart from holding a majority in the parliament, it controls most municipalities and the head of state comes from its ranks.
While many seats may be shaking soon, one senior position seems solid, that of Police Minister Gordana Jankulovska.
She has been under increased opposition pressure to resign after the shocking and as yet unsolved murders of five men near Skopje earlier this month.
But, when asked in parliament whether he plans to dismiss her, Prime Minister Gruevski last Thursday said categorically, „No“.