Mayor of the City of Skopje

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Mayor of Skopje
Градоначалник на Град Скопје (Macedonian)
Coat of arms of Skopje.svg
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Incumbent
Koce Trajanovski

since 2009
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Milan Talevski
Formation 1991 (Republic of Macedonia)
1941 (PR Macedonia)
1918 (Vardarska Banovina)
Website Official website

The Mayor of Skopje (Macedonian: Градоначалник на Скопје) is the city mayor who is representing Macedonia's capital city Greater Skopje and all of its municipalities. Also, the mayor's decisions are confirmed or rejected by the City Council of Skopje (Macedonian: Совет на Град Скопје). The obligations of the mayor include:[1]

  • declaring the acts of the Council and publishes them in the "Official Gazette of the City of Skopje";
  • cares and ensures the implementation of the acts of the Council;
  • cares for the activities that with law are entrusted to the City of Skopje;
  • proposes to the Council for making decisions and other general acts of its jurisdiction, etc.

Mayor cooperates with the municipal mayors of the city of Skopje, for building common views, common setting priorities and taking joint action on certain issues and problems of interest to the city as a whole. The current mayor of Skopje is Koce Trajanovski.

City Council[edit]

The council of Skopje has in total 45 councilors which are elected in general, direct, free and democratic elections. The members of the City Council are elected with a mandate that lasts four years. The councilors represent the citizens. The current president of the council is Irena Misheva. The duties of the council are:[3]

  • adopts the Statute of the City of Skopje and other regulations;
  • adopts the budget and annual account of the City of Skopje;
  • determines the amount of its own sources of revenue to fund the City of Skopje, within the borders determined by law;
  • establishes public services within the remit of the City and supervises their work;
  • adopts programs and financial plans to fund public services; funder is the City of Skopje;
  • adopts reports on budget execution and the annual account of the City of Skopje;
  • grants permission to perform activities of public interest and local significance, in accordance with law;
  • adopts the reports on working and annual accounts of public services; funder is the City of Skopje;
  • decides on how to dispose of the property of the City of Skopje;
  • decides on how to perform the financial control of the budget of the City of Skopje, in accordance with law;
  • reviews and adopts the annual report on public safety in the area of the City of Skopje, which is submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ombudsman;
  • makes recommendations to the manager of the local branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of public security and safety in traffic, etc.

List of mayors of Skopje[edit]

The list of the mayors of Skopje includes the following persons:[4]

Kingdom of Serbia[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Spiro Hadzhi Ristic 1912 1915

Kingdom of Bulgaria[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Gjore Kitinchev 1915 1917
2nd Hristo Popkotsev 1917 1918

Kingdom of Yugoslavia[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Spiro Hadzhi Ristic 1918 1920
2nd Dušan Cekić 1920 same year
3rd Kosta Stefanović - Arsenovski 1920 1921
4th Aleksandar Bukvić 1921 1923
5th Nikola Sapundzhić 1923 1929
6th Josif Mihajlović 1929 1936
7th Dr. Petar S. Jovanović 1936 same year
8th Panta Jovanović 1936 1938
9th Kosta Cohdadjić 1938 1939
10th Josif Mihajlović 1939 1941

Kingdom of Bulgaria[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Yanko Mustakov 1941 same yеаr
2nd Spiro Kitinchev 1941 1944

Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1st Lazar Tanev 1944 1945
2nd Dimche Zograimfski 1945 1947
3rd Gorgji Ikonomov 1947 1948
4th Dushko Lukarski 1948 same year
5th Vera Aceva 1948 same year
6th Asparuh Kanevchev 1949 same year
7th Naum Naumovski - Borche 1950 same year
8th Blagoja Nikolovski 1951 same year
9th Kemal Seyfula 1951 1954
10th Vasil Gorgov 1954 1956
11th Naum Naumovski - Borche 1956 1960
12th Krste Markovski 1960 1963
13th Blagoj Popov 1963 1969
14th Dragoljub Stratev 1969 1974
15th Metodi Antonov 1974 1982
16th Trajko Apostolski 1982 1984
17th Dushan Popovski 1984 1986
18th Jugoslav Todorovski 1986 1991

Republic of Macedonia[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Political party
1st Milan Talevski 1991 1993 VMRO-DPMNE[5][6]
2nd Goran Nikolovski 1993 1995 VMRO-DPMNE[7]
3rd Jove Kekenovski 1995 1996 VMRO-DPMNE[8]
4th Risto Penov 1996 2005 Liberal Democratic Party[9]
5th Trifun Kostovski 2005 2009 Independent[10]
6th Koce Trajanovski 2009 incumbent VMRO-DPMNE[11]

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