Macedonian court dismisses Gruevski’s jail sentence appeal

It appears former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski is now headed to jail shortly, following a decision by the criminal court in Skopje to reject appeals to postpone Gruevski’s sentence, Balkan Insight reports. Gruevski received a two-year jail sentence for illegally soliciting the secret purchase of a luxury 580,000-euro Mercedes. Despite the verdict and the impending jail time, Gruevski is still an MP, as the Macedonian parliament failed to muster a two-thirds majority to strip the former PM of his mandate as a legislator.

 

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