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SDSM signs coalition agreement with 21 parties

SDSM signs coalition agreement with 21 parties

Skopje, 13 September 2017 (MIA) - The Social Democratic Alliance of Macedonia (SDSM) led coalition signed a joint agreement of 22 parties to participate in the coming municipal elections.

The coalition includes SDSM; the New Social Democratic Party; the Liberal Democratic Party; the Democratic Alliance of Vlachs of Macedonia; the Party of United Pensioners and Citizens of Macedonia; the Social Democratic Union; the Liberal Party of Macedonia; the Democratic Alliance; the Serbian Progressive Party in Macedonia; the Democratic Renewal of Macedonia; the Party for Full Emancipation of the Roma; Dignity; the Party for Economic Change; the Alliance for a Positive Macedonia; the Party for European Future; the Movement Party of the Turks in Macedonia; the Serbian Party in Macedonia; the Democratic Party of the Roma; the United Party for Roma Equality, United for Macedonia and MORO - Workers Party.

At the signing ceremony, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that their coalition for the 2016 general elections is now expanded with additional parties.

"Our coalition now has 22 members. The political climate in the country has changed, the citizens have been liberated, they believe in the changes. The citizens from our entire society, in all areas of life, feel the chance to participate in the changes and they are doing so. I'm convinced that this pre-election coalition will bring the changes from the central level to the local level and bring life for all the citizens in our shared and so beautiful Macedonia. This is the united goal that has united all of us, left and right wing parties, parties of the center, who signed the joint treaty", Zaev said.

In his remarks Zaev confirmed that the SDSM candidate for Skopje's downtown Centar municipality will be Sasa Bogdanovic, the current head of the Centar parkings and head of the SDSM branch in the area. Mayor Andrej Zernovski agreed that he will withdraw his independent run, will leave his LDP party and join SDSM at a position in the Government.cc/22:01

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