Radmila Šekerinska

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Radmila Šekerinska
Радмила Шекеринска
Radmila Sekerinska (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of Macedonia
Acting
In office
18 November 2004 – 17 December 2004
President Branko Crvenkovski
Preceded by Hari Kostov
Succeeded by Vlado Bučkovski
In office
12 May 2004 – 2 June 2004
President Branko Crvenkovski
Preceded by Branko Crvenkovski
Succeeded by Hari Kostov
Personal details
Born (1972-06-10) 10 June 1972 (age 42)
Skopje, Yugoslavia (now Macedonia)
Political party Social Democratic Union
Alma mater Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

Radmila Šekerinska Jankovska (Macedonian: Радмила Шекеринска Јанковска [ˈradmila ʃɛˈkɛrinska] ( ); born 10 June 1972 in Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia, present-day the Republic of Macedonia) is the former leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) and the leader of the opposition in the Macedonian Parliament. Šekerinska was previously Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and National Coordinator for Foreign Assistance of the Republic of Macedonia and also was the acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia from May 12, 2004 until June 12, 2004 and from November 3, 2004 until December 15, 2004. She was elected November 5, 2006 the SDUM leader.[1]

Radmila Šekerinska was elected President of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia at the party Congress following a no-confidence motion against the former leader Vlado Bučkovski She left the position after September 2008 party congress. Zoran Zaev was appointed as her successor until May 2009, when president Branko Crvenkovski's term ended.[2]

During her term as a deputy Prime Minister responsible for European Affairs, the European Council in December 2005 granted the Republic of Macedonia a status of candidate country for accession to the European Union.[3]

Education[edit]

Radmila Šekerinska holds a Master's Degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, which she obtained in 2007. She graduated in 1995 from Skopje's Faculty of Electrical Engineering with a degree in Power Engineering.

Entry into politics[edit]

She became involved in the Open Society Institute of George Soros and in 1996 won a seat on Skopje City Council, which she held until she was elected to the Macedonian parliament in 1998. She subsequently became the deputy chairwoman of the SDSM.

From 1997 to 2002 Šekerinska worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Skopje, while in 1998 she was elected for a member of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia . She was elected for a deputy coordinator of the parliamentary group of the Social-Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDUM) and was a member of several parliamentary committees.

She received a second mandate as an MP at the parliamentary elections in 2002, when she was immediately assigned Vice Premier of the Republic of Macedonia responsible for European integration.

She served as spokeswoman in Crvenkovski's successful campaign for the Macedonian presidency during March–April 2004. She then served as acting prime minister for three weeks after Crvenkovski resigned to become president. Šekerinska was reappointed deputy prime minister in the government of Crvenkovski's successor as prime minister, Hari Kostov, on 3 June 2004.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Šekerinska is an author of a number of scientific and expert works.[citation needed]

She is a winner of "Global Leaders of Tomorrow" Prize, awarded under auspices of the World Economic Forum.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Branko Crvenkovski
Prime Minister of Macedonia
Acting

2004
Succeeded by
Hari Kostov
Preceded by
Hari Kostov
Prime Minister of Macedonia
Acting

2004
Succeeded by
Vlado Bučkovski