|3rd President of Macedonia|
12 May 2004 – 12 May 2009
|Prime Minister||Radmila Šekerinska (Acting)|
Radmila Šekerinska (Acting)
|Preceded by||Boris Trajkovski|
|Succeeded by||Gjorge Ivanov|
|2nd Prime Minister of Macedonia|
1 November 2002 – 12 May 2004
|Preceded by||Ljubčo Georgievski|
|Succeeded by||Radmila Šekerinska (Acting)|
17 August 1992 – 30 November 1998
|Preceded by||Nikola Kljusev|
|Succeeded by||Ljubčo Georgievski|
|Born||12 October 1962|
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Political party||Social Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje|
Branko Crvenkovski (Macedonian: Бранко Црвенковски [ˈbraŋkɔ tsr̩ˈvɛŋkɔfski] (listen); born 12 October 1962) is a Macedonian politician Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2002 to 2004, then President of the Republic of Macedonia from 2004 to 2009. He was also leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia.
Background and earlier career
In 1986 he obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Automation from the School of Electrical Engineering at the St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
He was elected member of the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia at the first multi-party elections in Yugoslavia in 1990 after serving for several years as head of department at the Semos company in Skopje. A former communist, Crvenkovski has been at the head of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia since April 1991.
Prime Minister of Macedonia
On 5 September 1992 he became Macedonia's second prime minister after its secession from Yugoslavia and continued in the post for another four years following the December 1994 elections.
He served as Prime Minister from 1992 to 1998 and from 2002 until 2004. He was most recently elected in 2002 after his Social Democratic Union of Macedonia party won parliamentary elections.
In July 1996 he ordered that Albanian flags in front of government buildings in western part of the Republic of Macedonia be removed. The situation escalated with one person dead and many injured. In 2005, on his initiative, the Albanian flag was legalized.
President of Macedonia
Crvenkovski did not run for a second term in the March 2009 presidential election. Instead, he returned to his party and was elected to be the head of the party on 24 May 2009.
Honours and awards
- Branko Crvenkovski is an Honorary Member of Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
- Albania: Received a copy of the key of the city of Tirana on the occasion of his state visit to Albania.
- President of Republic of Macedonia – Branko Crvenkovski Archived 29 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Социјалдемократски Сојуз на Македонија – Претседател". Sdsm.org.mk. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- Received a copy of the key of the city of Tirana Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
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