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Stevo Pendarovski

Stevo Pendarovski
Стево Пендаровски
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5th President of North Macedonia
Assumed office
12 May 2019
Prime MinisterZoran Zaev
Oliver Spasovski
Preceded byGjorge Ivanov
Personal details
Born (1963-04-03) 3 April 1963 (age 57)
Skopje, PR Macedonia, FPR Yugoslavia (now North Macedonia)
NationalityMacedonian
Political partySocial Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Elizabeta Gjorgievska[1]
Alma materSs. Cyril and Methodius
University

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

Early life and education

Pendarovski, was born on 3 April 1963 in Skopje. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in 1987, later earning his MA and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science in the same university.[6] From 1998 to 2001, he was the head of the Analysis and Research Directorate in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and a spokesman for the Ministry.

Political career

1998–2014: Beginning, politics

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Pendarovski.

Pendarovski began 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.[6] 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 from 2004 to 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.[7]

Since 2008, Pendarovski has been the Assistant Professor in International Security, Foreign Policy and Globalization at the University American College Skopje, where he teaches International Security, International Relations, Introduction to Politics, Globalization, Geopolitics, US Foreign Policy, EU Foreign and Security Policy and Small Countries in the World politics.[6]

2014–present: Elections, declaring as president

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.[8]

He also became a presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia and the Democratic Union for Integration for the 2019 election.[9][10] Pendarovski won 436,212 votes in the second round of the presidential election, 51.66% of the votes cast.[6]

Personal life

Family

Pendarovski married Elizabeta Gjorgievska, a doctor who works at the Clinic for Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry and a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry UKIM in Skopje. They have one child.[11]

References

  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. ^ a b c d "Биографија на новиот претседател Стево Пендаровски" [Biography of the new President Stevo Pendarovski]. А1он (in Macedonian). 12 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  7. ^ Pendarovski CV at the UACS site
  8. ^ "Pendarovski, official presidential nominee of the Macedonian opposition". Independent Balkan Agency. 3 May 2014. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Стево Пендаровски е консензуален претседателски кандидат на СДСМ и ДУИ" [Stevo Pendarovski is a consensual presidential candidate of SDSM and DUI]. Точка (in Macedonian). 1 March 2019. Archived from the original on 20 July 2020.
  10. ^ Matamoros, Cristina Abellan (12 May 2019). "North Macedonia's new president Stevo Pendarovski takes office". euronews. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Добрината е единственото што останува по нас: Интервју со Елизабета Ѓоргиевска, сопруга на Претседателот Стево Пендаровски" [Goodness is the only thing left after us: Interview with Elizabeta Gjorgievska, wife of President Stevo Pendarovski]. Женски Магазин (in Macedonian). Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gjorge Ivanov
President of North Macedonia
2019–present
Incumbent

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