Zaev handpicks his successor: It’s ‘Harvard’ Driving School graduate Dimitar Kovachevski


After congratulating Dimitar Kovacevski in person, Zoran Zaev also sent out a Facebook message to praise the new leader of his SDSM party. Zaev left SDSM after major defeat in the local elections in October, and helped install the little known Deputy Finance Minister as party leader, and now is also trying to elevate him to Prime Minister.

I wish success to Dimitar Kovacevski. I congratulate him and to all the SDSM party members who voted in our intra-party elections, showing a high level of democratic dedication. SDSM voted for a stable Macedonian future. I expect dedication, openness and progressive political behavior in the interest of all citizens of Macedonia and of the social-democratic family, Zaev said in his message to Kovacevski.

Kovacevski became popular on social media (following in the footsteps of other SDSM officials) after he put Harvard University on his CV. MINA got in touch with the Harvard Registrar Office, and as expected, Kovacevski had never attended the school, nor do they have any record of him. Come to think, Dimitar Kovacevski is the perfect candidate to lead the SDSM.

A side note, MINA finds during SDSM internal vote for a new leader, the Murtino run party has lost over 17,800 members. Their biggest loss came in the Macedonian capital.