Autor: Alejandro Esteso Pérez, Malmö University
Nº: 3/2018 (29 November)
- The VMRO–DPMNE, Macedonia’s ruling party since 2006, had become progressively illiberal during its years in power.
- In 2015, a government-brokered wiretapping scandal triggered unprecedented country-wide social unrest.
- An early parliamentary election was called for in 2016 and won by the VMRO–DPMNE, which failed to form a government.
- Two years after its defeat, the party is struggling to regain popularity and piece itself together.
Keywords: elections, illiberalism, Macedonia