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An opinion poll published on Monday by the International Republican Institute, IRI, a US-based democracy development organisation, suggested that North Macedonia's main ruling Social Democrats enjoy a very slight popularity advantage over their bitter rivals, the right-wing opposition VMRO DPNNE party.
Human rights activists in North Macedonia say they are encouraged by the decision of the alliance led by the ruling Social Democrats to make the number of women and men MP candidates on their election lists equal.
The move, announced this week, is the first time that one of the main political parties or alliances in the country has opted for completely equal gender representation.
"Senior citizens, according to the profession, fall into the category of the most vulnerable group when it comes to coronavirus infection. The ban on visits is a preventative measure to protect them, and therefore I ask the population, families and friends of our beneficiaries to have understanding of the whole situation", minister of labor Zoran Djordjevic said.
In closing statements at the Bosnian state court, lawyers for former soldiers Branko Cigoja, Zeljko Todic, Sasa Boskic and Milorad Glamocak insisted they were not guilty and should be cleared of the killings of the 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in Oborci, near the town of Donji Vakuf, on September 13, 1995.
The Serb-led entity in Bosnia, Republika Srpska, has halted all projects being implemented with Chinese companies owing to concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus.
Milorad Dodik, Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, announced the move on Sunday to Serbian television Pink, noting the potential economic consequences of the continued spread of the virus.