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Stevo Pendarovski

Stevo Pendarovski (Macedonian: Стево Пендаровски; born 3 April 1963) is a Macedonian politician who is serving as the president of North Macedonia, holding the office since 12 May 2019.[2][3][4][5]

Stevo Pendarovski
Стево Пендаровски
5th President of North Macedonia
Assumed office
12 May 2019
Prime MinisterZoran Zaev
Preceded byGjorge Ivanov
Personal details
Born (1963-04-03) 3 April 1963 (age 56)
Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia
Political partySocial Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Elizabeta Gjorgievska[1]
Alma materSs. Cyril and Methodius

Early life and educationEdit

Pendarovski graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in 1987. He later earned his MA and PhD degrees in Political Science in the same university.


Since 2008 he has been the Assistant Professor in International Security, Foreign Policy and Globalization at the University American College Skopje.


Stevo Pendarovski kicked off his government career as Assistant-Minister for Public Relations in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and as head of the Analytical and Research Department of the ministry from 1998–2001. He was the National Security and Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to President Boris Trajkovski from 2001 until Trajkovski's death in 2004. After leading the State Election Commission in 2004–2005 he went on to serve again as National Security and Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to the next President, Branko Crvenkovski, from 2005 to 2009.[6]

On 4 March 2014 he was elected by the main opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia as its candidate for the April 2014 presidential election.[7]

He also became a presidential candidate of Social Democratic Union of Macedonia and Democratic Union for Integration for the 2019 election.[8]


  1. ^ "Биографија: Прва дама на Република Северна Македонија". Претседател на Република Северна Македонија. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ Pendarovski sworn in as new North Macedonia president
  3. ^ Pendarovski sworn in as new North Macedonia president
  4. ^ North Macedonia's new president Stevo Pendarovski takes office
  5. ^ Pendarovski sworn in as new North Macedonia president
  6. ^ Pendarovski CV at the UACS site[permanent dead link]/
  7. ^ Pendarovski, official presidential nominee of the Macedonian opposition, Independent Balkan News Agency, 05.03.2014/
  8. ^ Стево Пендаровски е консензуален претседателски кандидат на СДСМ и ДУИ, Точка.мк (01.03.2019)
Political offices
Preceded by
Gjorge Ivanov
President of North Macedonia