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Politics of Macedonia

In Macedonia, the type of government is a Parliamentary republic. In Macedonia, the legislative power is vested in a Assembly. The head of the government is Gjorge Ivanov. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Macedonia lasts until 1 January 2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Macedonia lasts until 01/01/2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Macedonia is 1.944. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Macedonia is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Macedonia is 6. Overall, it is considered to be rather adequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders at least decently; credit information is msotly sufficient and generally available. In 2013, Macedonia received 148.9 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 194.9 USD.

Government

In Macedonia, the head of the government is Gjorge Ivanov. The government system of Macedonia is a Parliamentary republic. In Macedonia, the legislative power is vested in a Assembly; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral Assembly. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Macedonia is 0.15. This indicates that the government of Macedonia is mediocre. While some public and civil services are limited, in other cases they can be considered adequate or even effective. Potential investors should carefully evaluate the governmental situation in Macedonia before considering any business maneuvers.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Macedonia is a member of.

Macedonia is a member of the United Nations (UN). Macedonia is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Macedonia is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Macedonia became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Macedonia is part of, click on Macedonia membership in international unions.

Freedom in Macedonia

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Macedonia is 2. Citizens in Macedonia experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Macedonia, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Macedonia click on Freedom in Macedonia.