Freelance journalist, Sloboden Pecat and USAID Project, Skopje
Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
(August – October 2015)
The Rise and Fall of Macedonian Rightist Populism (2006-2015)
Entering its tenth year in power in 2015, the current Macedonian government has built a staggering trail of undemocratic practices. This case provides plentiful material and political evidence on how an ideologically “empty” populist regime can divert a small country from its journey towards democracy onto a road leading to autocracy and corruption. Through a series of journalistic articles the author will analyze political reasons, instruments and key ideas that guided Macedonian rightist populist model.