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The Government and Political System in Macedonia

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The Republic of Macedonia operates in a parliamentary representative democratic republic, wherein the leader of the republic is the Prime Minister, a multi party system. Executive power is performed within the government. However, legislative power is established in both the parliament and the government.

The political system of the Republic of Macedonia is composed of three individuals and independent branches: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. The country has its constitution that is followed and is considered as the highest law of the country.

The constitution of the country was established in 1991, the year when their independence from former Yugoslavia was gained. The political position in the government is chosen by the will of the citizens through general elections. The elections for the Representatives in the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia occur in October. The Representatives form the Assembly, with a four-year term in their position. With these 120 Representatives, 85 are elected with respect to majority principle, while the remaining 35 are chosen with respect to proportional principle. Two electoral rounds are conducted when voting for the majority principle and the voting for the proportional principle ends in the first round.

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