Macedonian Alliance for European Integration

  (Redirected from Macedonian Party)

The Macedonian Alliance for European Integration (Macedonian Party) (Macedonian: Македонска Алијанса за Европска Интеграција Albanian: Aleanca Maqedonase për Integrimin Europian) is a political party of the ethnic Macedonians in Albania. It was established on 30 October 2004 under the name Macedonian Alliance for European Integration and was registered as a political party on 8 June 2005.[2] It first succeeded in electing an ethnic Macedonian to parliament in 2019.[3]

Macedonian Alliance for European Integration (Macedonian Party)

Македонска Алијанса за Европска Интеграција (Македонска Партија)
LeaderEdmond Temelko
FoundedOctober 30, 2004[1]
IdeologyRegionalism
Conservatism
Macedonian minority interest
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
European affiliationnone
International affiliationnone
Mayors
1 / 61
Website
www.macedoniansinalbania.org

First Party CongressEdit

The first congress of the party was held on 25 April 2009 in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. On the congress the party delegates made several major decisions:[1]

  • the statute and party program were adopted
  • a central committee was formed
  • the party leader was elected
  • the party name was changed from Macedonian Alliance for European Integration into Macedonian Party
  • decisions were made about establishing regional organizations of the party

2011 CensusEdit

In 2011, Macedonian Alliance for European Integration informed the mediums that Macedonians in Albania will boycott the Albanian Census of 2011.[4] Also, the party denied the results, based on the Census Law Amendments approved by the Albanian Parliament that established a fine of $1,000 to each person declaring unreal or partial data, specifically declaring ethnicity different to what is written in the birth certificate.[5]

Electoral resultsEdit

2007 local electionsEdit

The party participated in 2007 Albanian local election,[6] obtaining 1.086[7] votes (0,08%) and gaining 4 councillor mandates: 1 in Trebisht and 3 in Liqenas,[8] and Edmond Temelko with 1.468 votes supported by PS, LSI, PSD, PDS and AD was elected as mayor of Liqenas.[9]

2009 parliamentary electionsEdit

The party participated in the 2009 Albanian parliamentary election and entered a coalition with the Democratic Party of Albania of prime minister Sali Berisha.[10]

2011 local electionsEdit

In the 2011 local elections of Albania, the Macedonian Party president Edmond Temelko war re-elected as mayor of Pustec Municipality.[11] The party received a plurality in two municipalities, Liqenas (28.5%) and Trebisht (19.6%). The party also received a significant percentage of votes in Bilisht, Pirg, and other regions bordering the Republic of Macedonia.[12]

2015 local electionsEdit

The party participated in 2015 Albanian local election, obtaining 3,647[13] votes (0.23%) and gaining 9 councilor mandates: 7 in Pustec,[14] 1 in Pogradec[15] and 1 in Maliq,[16] and Edmond Temelko with 2,076 votes supported by ASE was elected as mayor of Pustec.[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Macedonian Information Agency Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ A1 Television Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Ethnic Macedonian Vasil Sterjovski sworn in as Albanian MP". mia.mk. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ Utrinski Newspaper 27.01.2011
  5. ^ Kanal 5 - Едмонд Темелко: Не го признаваме пописот во Албанија Archived 2013-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.cec.org.al/2004/eng/zgjedhvendorefiles/2007/partite/eng.xls
  7. ^ http://www.cec.org.al/2004/zgjedhvendorefiles/2007/Rezultatet/rezultate%20perfundimtare/propocional%20panjb.pdf
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-04-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.cec.org.al/2004/zgjedhvendorefiles/2007/Rezultatet/web%20rez%20perf/rez_kryetar.htm
  10. ^ Macedonian Information Agency Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Website of Macedonian Alliance for European Integration
  12. ^ Central Elections Commission
  13. ^ http://results.cec.org.al/Results/LocalAssembly?cs=en-US&r=r&rd=r2&eu=All&m=All&ps=All&vc=All
  14. ^ http://results.cec.org.al/Results/LocalAssembly?cs=en-US&r=r&rd=r2&eu=9&m=61&ps=All&vc=All
  15. ^ http://results.cec.org.al/Results/LocalAssembly?cs=en-US&r=r&rd=r2&eu=9&m=57&ps=All&vc=All
  16. ^ http://results.cec.org.al/Results/LocalAssembly?cs=en-US&r=r&rd=r2&eu=9&m=49&ps=All&vc=All
  17. ^ http://results.cec.org.al/Results/LocalMayor?cs=en-US&r=r&rd=r1&eu=9&m=61&ps=All&vc=All