After armed protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament, tensions have been running high. Many young Macedonians accuse the dominant nationalist party of corruption and power abuse. They're organizing an opposition of their own.
President Gjorge Ivanov has caused a diplomatic storm after openly accusing the German ambassador in Macedonia of being incompetent. It is not the first time Ivanov has criticized Berlin.
A Macedonian opposition leader has been given the official go-ahead to form a government. The decision could bring an end to months of political instability in the southeastern European country.
Macedonia's Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev has said he expects to be able to form a government. The west has condemned Thursday's violent storming of the parliament and attack on Zaev and his allies.
The outbreak of violence in Skopje is hardly surprising. The attack on the Macedonian parliament is the result of a long-planned attempt to destroy democracy, says DW's Boris Georgievski.
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