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Another 30-days in State of Emergency

 

Following the lapse of 30-day ‘state of emergency’ declared on 18 March 2020, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, on 16 April 2020 issued a new Decision for establishing ‘state of emergency’ on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia for a period of 30 days for protection and prevention against the spread of COVID-19.

The elections that were scheduled for 12 April 2020 are at this point postponed indefinitely and the Parliament remains dissolved.

As per the Constitution, at times when the Parliament cannot conduct a session, the power for declaring a ‘state of emergency’ lies with the President, whose Decisions would have to be approved once the Parliament is constituted again.

Up to now, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has issued more than 120 Decrees under the ‘state of emergency’ with the force of law that change and amend several laws