Kiro Gligorov buried in the Alley of the Great City Cemetery - Skopje
Kiro Gligorov, first President of the independent Republic of Macedonia, was buried today in the Alley of the Great City Cemetery in Butel. 3rd January 2012
Upon the death of the first president of independent Macedonia Kiro Gligorov, telegrams of condolences issued a large number of foreign dignitaries, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Gligorov died in the early morning hours at his 94-year life.
Gligorov was a politician who was an influential and respected the Macedonian political scene before and after independence.
Born in Stip in 1917, Gligorov graduated at the Belgrade Law Faculty of Law.
During the Second World War, President Gligorov took part in the fight against fascist forces and was secretary of the Coordinating Committee for the establishment of the Anti.
One of the more important political and economic functions in SFR Yugoslavia and the Union of Communists of Yugoslavia.
After the independence of Macedonia, Kiro Gligorov in January 1991 was elected the first president.
This function is performed in two terms, until November 1999. After the first riots in Yugoslavia, Gligorov asked all Macedonian troops to withdraw from the JNA, and General Blagoj Adzic arranged ednicite peaceful withdrawal of the JNA from Macedonia.
In early October 1995 the hotel "Bristol" in Skopje, it was carried out over a failed assassination attempt.