North Macedonia to hold snap polls in April

  • Monday 21, October 2019 09:54 AM
  • North Macedonia to hold snap polls in April
Sharjah24 – AFP: North Macedonia's political leaders agreed on Sunday to hold early elections in April, after the EU blocked the start of membership talks.
"We have reached a consensus for the elections to be held on April 12, 2020," Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said after the meeting of main political leaders with President Stevo Pendarovski.

European Union leaders on Friday failed to agree on opening Skopje's accession negotiations, mostly because of opposition from France.

The issue is now on hold until next spring.

Zaev on Saturday proposed a snap election as the EU decision, which he called a "historic mistake", scrambled what had been the key policy goal of his cabinet.

Zaev will resign on January 3 and a technical government will be appointed, political leaders decided.