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The Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia (Macedonian: Собрание на Република Северна Македонија, Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut) or the Sobranie (Macedonian: Собрание, "Assembly"), is the unicameral representative body of the citizens of North Macedonia; it is North Macedonia's sole legislature. According to the Constitution, the Sobranie represents the people and is vested with legislative power. It can have between 120 and 140 MPs (currently 120), elected by proportional representation from 6 electoral districts, each contributing 20 MPs, and there are also 3 reserved seats elected from the Macedonian diaspora which are awarded only if the voter turnout was sufficient. MPs are elected for a term of four years and cannot be recalled during their term. The Sobranie is presided over by a Speaker. Its organization and functioning are regulated by the Constitution and Rules of Procedure. The Assembly's seat is in the nation's capital, Skopje.

Assembly of the Republic of
North Macedonia

Macedonian: Собрание на Република Северна Македонија
Albanian: Kuvendi i Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut
Type
Type
Established1991
Leadership
Talat Xhaferi, BDI
since 27 April 2017
Deputy Speakers
Goran Misovski, SDSM
Frosina Taševska-Remenski, SDSM
Vesel Memedi, NDR
Structure
Seats120
North Macedonia Parliament.svg
Political groups
Government (68)

Opposition (39)

Other opposition (13)

Elections
Proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
11 December 2016
Meeting place
The main chamber
Great hall of Parliament of North Macedonia

Contents

2016 election resultEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
VMRO-DPMNE coalition 454,577 39.39 51 −10
Social Democratic Union coalition 436,981 37.87 49 +15
Democratic Union for Integration 86,796 7.52 10 −9
Besa Movement 57,868 5.01 5 New
Alliance for Albanians 35,121 3.04 3 New
Democratic Party of Albanians 30,964 2.68 2 −5
"VMRO for Macedonia" coalition 24,524 2.13 0 New
The Left 12,120 1.05 0 New
"CCJ–Third Block" coalition 10,028 0.87 0 New
Liberal Party 3,840 0.33 0 0
Party for Democratic Prosperity 1,143 0.10 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 37,870
Total 1,191,832 100 120 −3
Registered voters/turnout 1,784,416 66.79
Source: SEC

Speakers of the Assembly (1991–present)Edit

 
Parliament Building in Skopje
Parties

  LPM (1)   SDSM (3)   DA (1)   LDP   VMRO–DPMNE (2)   DUI (1)

Status
  Acting Speaker
Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political Affiliation
1 Stojan Andov
(1935–)
  8 January 1991 6 March 1996 Liberal Party of Macedonia
2 Tito Petkovski
(1945–)
  6 March 1996 19 November 1998 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
3 Savo Klimovski
(1947–)
  19 November 1998 30 November 2000 Democratic Alternative
(1) Stojan Andov
(1935–)
  30 November 2000 4 October 2002 Liberal Party of Macedonia
4 Nikola Popovski
(1962–)
  4 October 2002 8 November 2003 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
Liljana Popovska
(1956–)
  8 November 2003 18 November 2003 Liberal Democratic Party
5 Ljupčo Jordanovski
(1953–2010)
  18 November 2003 2 August 2006 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
6 Ljubiša Georgievski
(1937–2018)
  2 August 2006 21 June 2008 Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization

Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity
7 Trajko Veljanovski
(1962–)
  21 June 2008 27 April 2017 Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization

Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity
8 Talat Xhaferi
(1962–)
  27 April 2017 Incumbent Democratic Union for Integration

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