Hari Kostov

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Hari Kostov
4th Prime Minister of Macedonia
In office
2 June 2004 – 18 November 2004
PresidentBranko Crvenkovski
Preceded byRadmila Šekerinska
Succeeded byVlado Buckovski
Ministry of Internal Affairs
In office
1 November 2002 – 2 June 2004
Prime MinisterBranko Crvenkovski
Preceded byLjube Boškoski
Succeeded bySiljan Avramovski
General Manager of Komercijalna Banka
In office
Assistant Chief Executive Officer in the World Bank
In office
Vice-Minister of Finance
In office
Personal details
Хари Костов

(1959-11-13) 13 November 1959 (age 59)
v.Pisica, Probishtip, SFRY
(now North Macedonia)
Political party
Alma materSkopje University

Hari Kostov (Macedonian: Хари Костов) (born November 13, 1959 in s.Pishica Probištip) was the Prime Minister of Macedonia[1] from May 2004 to November 2004. He was appointed to the position of Prime Minister by the parliament on May 31, 2004, two weeks after being nominated by President Branko Crvenkovski. Kostov was an economic advisor to the Macedonian government and the World Bank during the 1980s and 1990s. He was the interior minister in the previous government, which was led by Crvenkovski and lasted from 2002 until 2004, and ended when Crvenkovski was elected president. Kostov retained most officials from the Crvenkovski government.

Kostov announced his resignation on November 15, 2004, following disputes within the coalition government, particularly between ethnic Macedonian and ethnic Albanian ministers. He left office on November 18, 2004, when his resignation was accepted, and was succeeded by the defence minister, Vlado Bučkovski.

Currently, he is chief executive[2] of the Komercijalna Bank Skopje (Комерцијална Банка Скопје), a position which he also had before entering the Macedonian government.



  1. ^ "Greek press slams US-Macedonia ties". BBC. 5 November 2004. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  2. ^ Board of directors Retrieved 21.01.2017
  3. ^ Доделување на Столна Медаља (07.04.2008) Retrieved 21.01.2017 (Macedonian)
Political offices
Preceded by
Radmila Šekerinska
Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
Succeeded by
Vlado Buckovski
Preceded by
Ljube Boškoski
Minister of Internal Affairs
Succeeded by
Siljan Avramovski