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TRAJKO VELJANOSKI

PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Trajko Veljanoski was born on 2 November 1962 in Skopje. He graduated from the Law Faculty at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. In 1988 he passed the bar examination and started an independent law office the same year. He worked as a lawyer until 1999.

He started his political engagement in 1993 by joining VMRO-DPMNE. His political activity has been closely related to his professional vocation - law and legislation. For a number of years he has headed the VMRO-DPMNE Legal Affairs Committee, and has been a member of the Party's Political System Committee. He has also headed the VMRO-DPMNE Forum on Legal and Political Affairs and Judicial System. 

In 1999 he was elected Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Justice in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, and soon afterwards he became Deputy Minister in the same Ministry. In both positions, he was particularly involved in the process of drafting laws and their adoption in the Assembly and its working bodies. At the same time, he was engaged in preparations of a series of international bilateral and multilateral agreements, and participated in international meetings, conferences and seminars. 

During this period, he was member of the President of the Republic's Committee of Appeals and Member of the Managing Board of the Centre for European Integration. 

In a number of election rounds, including presidential, parliamentary and local elections, he has been involved as a Member of the State Election Commission.

At the 2006 Parliamentary Elections Trajko Veljanoski was elected Member of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia during which parliamentary mandate, until April 2008 he was Chairman of the Assembly's Committee on Election and Appointment Issues. 

At the elections in June 2008 he was re-elected Member of the Assembly, and at the Constitutive Session of the new Assembly's mandate he was elected President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia.

At the elections in June 2011, he was elected as an MP for the third time, and at the Constitutive session of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia he was re-elected as President of the Assembly.

At the elections in April 2014, he was elected as MP for the fourth time, and at the Constitutive Session of the 8th Parliamentary Composition, he was re – elected, in other words, becomes the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Veljanoski for the third time.  

Trajko Veljanoski is married and is father of two children.

Activities in the Assembly:

  • Committee on Constitutional Issues, Chair;
  • Delegation of the Assembly o the Republic of Macedonia to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Head of Delegation.