MacedoniaOctober 2012 | Risk Summary
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on October 5, despite an ongoing dispute between his VMRO-DPMNE party and its ethnic-Albanian coalition partner DUI. The opposition Social Democrats put forward the no-confidence motion due to the internal conflict which it claimed jeopardised the country's fragile inter-ethnic peace, as well as its EU and NATO accession ambitions. The DUI continues to contest a controversial law supporting Macedonian veterans of the 2001 conflict, and we caution that the coalition will remain strained in the short term.
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