Stevo Pendarovski

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Stevo Pendarovski
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Personal details
Born (1963-04-03) April 3, 1963 (age 54)
Skopje, Yugoslavia
(now Macedonia)
Political party Social Democratic Union
Alma mater Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Stevo Pendarovski is a politician and academic from the Republic of Macedonia. He was a candidate in the 2014 presidential election in Macedonia.


Education and academic career[edit]

Stevo Pendarovski graduated as Bachelor of Law of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in 1987. Later he earned his MA and PhD degrees in political science in the same university.

Since 2008 he is Assistant Professor in International Security, Foreign Policy and Globalization at the University American College Skopje.

Political career[edit]

Stevo Pendarovski kicked off his government career as Assistant-Minister for Public Relations in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and as head of the Analytical and Research Department of that ministry in 1998–2001. He was National Security and Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to President Boris Trajkovski from 2001 until Trajkovski's death in 2004. After heading the State Election Commission in 2004–2005 he went on to serve again as National Security and Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to the next President, Branko Crvenkovski, from 2005 to 2009.[1]

On March 4, 2014 he was elected by the main opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia as its candidate for the April 2014 presidential election.[2]