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Macedonia appoints new health minister

Xinhua,December 26, 2017 Adjust font size:

SKOPJE, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Venko Filipce was elected on Monday as new health minister of Macedonia, replacing Arben Taravari who resigned from this post in early October to run for mayor of Gostivar.

Filipce was elected in a special plenary session, garnering 62 votes in favor, one abstention and none against.

In his remarks in the parliament, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the government had proposed neurosurgeon Filipce to take up the post of health minister, believing in his capacities to do the best for this sector.

MPs also elected Aksel Ahmedovski as minister of state in charge of implementing Roma Inclusion Strategy, succeeding Samka Ibraimovski who resigned last week to keep the post of MP. Enditem