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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a unitary state composed of municipalities (opstina).

Data: 2016
Local level: 81 municipalities (opstina) and the City of Skopje
The local council (sovet na opstinata) is elected by direct universal suffrage for a period of four years. The number of municipal councillors is determined by law and depends on the demographic size of the municipality.

The mayor (gradonacalnik) is the municipality's executive body and is elected by direct universal suffrage for a four-year mandate. He/she executes decisions made by the local council and submits draft municipal acts to the council.  The mayor represents the municipality, acts on its behalf and is responsible for the organisation, performance and quality of services of its administration.  He/she cannot be a local councillor at the same time as mayor.

Competences

. Urban and spatial planning
. Environment
. Local economic development
. Water supply and treatment
. Road maintenance
. Culture
. Sports and leisure
. Tourism
. Social services
. Health care
. Child care
. Elementary and secondary education
. Fire services
. Disaster protection and assistance

Note

The country's capital, the City of Skopje, is a special unit of local self–government made up of ten independent municipalities. The capital's independent municipalities have individual competences, some of which are shared with Skopje, and which sets them apart from the country's remaining 74 municipalities.  Examples of these shared competences include property tax, road maintenance, urban planning and building permits.

CEMR in Macedonia

Réseaux des Associations de Collectivités Territoriales d'Europe du Sud-Est (NALAS)
Executive Director: Kelmend Zajazi
Varshavska 36 A, 1000 Skopje
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Phone: +389 23090818
Fax: +389 23090818
E-mail: info@nalas.eu
Association of the Units of Local Self-Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Executive Director: Dusica PERISIC
Заедница на единиците на локалната самоуправа на Република Македонија
Zenevska bb, P.O.Box 32, 1000 Skopje
Tel.: +389 2 30 99 033
Fax: +389 2 30 61 994
E-mail: contact@zels.org.mk
Web: www.zels.org.mk
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