Vasil Tupurkovski

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Vasil Tupurkovski

Vasil Tupurkovski (Macedonian Cyrillic: Васил Тупурковски) (born 8 April 1951) is a Macedonian academic, politician and the current president of the Olympic Committee of North Macedonia.[1]

He was born in Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia. After graduation, he worked as a professor of International law at the University of Skopje. He was the founder of the centrist political party Democratic Alternative (Demokratska alternativa) in March 1998. Between 1999 and 2000 he served as Deputy Prime Minister in the government under Ljubčo Georgievski. In April 2009, he was sentenced to three years in jail on charges of embezzlement and misuse of public funds.[2] This decision was reversed on 9 December 2009 by the Appellate court.[3]


  1. ^ "Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". European Olympic Committees. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Tupurkovski 3 years in jail", Macedonia Daily, 8 April 2009.
  3. ^ Petrovic, Predrag (9 December 2009). "Decision reversed for Tupurkovski and Buckovski" (in Macedonian). A1. Retrieved 25 January 2010.