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Prime Minister of North Macedonia

President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија

Kryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut
Talat Xhaferi
since 28 January 2024
AppointerAssembly of North Macedonia
Inaugural holderNikola Kljusev
Formation27 January 1991; 33 years ago (1991-01-27)
Constitution of North Macedonia
Salary1,580 USD
(87,813 denars monthly}[1]
WebsiteGovernmental web page

The prime minister of North Macedonia (Macedonian: Премиер на Северна Македонија, Albanian: Kryeministri i Maqedonisë së Veriut), officially the President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (Macedonian: Претседател на Владата на Република Северна Македонија, Albanian: Kryetari i Qeverisë së Republikës së Maqedonisë së Veriut), is the head of government of North Macedonia.

The prime minister is the head of the cabinet and is usually the leader of a political coalition in parliament.

The current prime minister is Talat Xhaferi, who has been in office since 28 January 2024.

List of prime ministers

Socialist Republic of Macedonia



No. Name
Portrait Term of office Political party
Minister for Macedonia
1 Emanuel Čučkov
7 March 1945 1945 KPM
Prime Minister
2 Lazar Koliševski
16 April 1945 1953 KPM
renamed in 1952
Chairmen of the Executive Council
Lazar Koliševski
1953 December 1953 SKM
3 Ljupčo Arsov
December 1953 1961 SKM
4 Aleksandar Grličkov
1961 1965 SKM
5 Nikola Minčev
1965 1968 SKM
6 Ksente Bogoev
1968 March 1974 SKM
7 Blagoj Popov
March 1974 29 April 1982 SKM
8 Dragoljub Stavrev
29 April 1982 June 1986 SKM
9 Gligorije Gogovski
June 1986 27 January 1991 SKM

Republic of Macedonia / North Macedonia


  SDSM   VMRO–DPMNE   DUI   Independent

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political party Election
Took office Left office Time in office
Nikola Kljusev
Nikola Kljusev
27 January 199117 August 19921 year, 203 daysIndependent1990
Branko Crvenkovski
Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
17 August 199230 November 19986 years, 105 daysSDSM1994
Ljubčo Georgievski
Ljubčo Georgievski
(born 1966)
30 November 19981 November 20023 years, 336 daysVMRO-DPMNE1998
Branko Crvenkovski
Branko Crvenkovski
(born 1962)
1 November 200212 May 20041 year, 193 daysSDSM2002
Radmila Šekerinska
Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
12 May 20042 June 200421 daysSDSM
Hari Kostov
Hari Kostov
(born 1959)
2 June 200418 November 2004169 daysIndependent
Radmila Šekerinska
Radmila Šekerinska
(born 1972)
18 November 200417 December 200429 daysSDSM
Vlado Bučkovski
Vlado Bučkovski
(born 1962)
17 December 200427 August 20061 year, 253 daysSDSM
Nikola Gruevski
Nikola Gruevski
(born 1970)
27 August 200618 January 20169 years, 144 daysVMRO-DPMNE2006
Emil Dimitriev
Emil Dimitriev
(born 1979)
18 January 201631 May 20171 year, 133 daysVMRO-DPMNE
Zoran Zaev
Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
31 May 20173 January 20202 years, 217 daysSDSM2016
Oliver Spasovski
Oliver Spasovski
(born 1976)
3 January 202030 August 2020240 daysSDSM
Zoran Zaev
Zoran Zaev
(born 1974)
30 August 202016 January 20221 year, 139 daysSDSM2020
Dimitar Kovačevski
Dimitar Kovačevski
(born 1974)
16 January 202228 January 20242 years, 12 daysSDSM
Talat Xhaferi
Talat Xhaferi
(born 1962)
28 January 2024Incumbent27 daysBDI

See also


  1. ^ "Here is the salary Zoran Zaev receives as Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia". 19 August 2018.
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