Vasil Tupurkovski

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Vasil Tupurkovski

Vasil Tupurkovski (Macedonian Cyrillic: Васил Тупурковски) is a Macedonian academic, politician and the current president of the Macedonian Olympic Committee.[1] He was born on 8 April 1951 in Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia.

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 December 9, 2009 by the Appellate court.[3]


  1. ^ "Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". European Olympic Committees. Archived from the original on May 13, 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  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.