Nationalist protesters forced their way into the Macedonian parliament. President Ivanov called for restraint, but critics say he is the one to blame.
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.
The arrests are the latest twist in an ongoing political drama that has featured allegations of mass surveillance. Right-wing nationalists are against a power-sharing agreement with the ethnic-Albanian minority.
Macedonia police fired stun grenades to hold back 200 protesters objecting to the election of an Albanian as parliamentary speaker. Some of the lawmakers were injured.
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.
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