MACEDONIA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER DIED
Nikola Kljusev, the first prime minister of the independent and sovereign Macedonia, died last night at the age 80, Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences (MANU) said.
Kljusev was born in 1927 in Stip. He is a graduate of the University of Belgrade School of Economics, obtaining a doctoral degree in 1964.
He was researcher and Director of the Economics Institute in Skopje, Professor and Dean of the Economics Faculty in Skopje, and has been a member of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences (MASA) since 1988.
Kljusev run a number of domestic and foreign projects. He published many books, monographies and scientific studies, including several poetry books, essays and other literature works.
Academician Kjlusev was prime minister of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1992. He played an important role in the establishing of independent and sovereign Macedonia.
He served as defense minister in the period 1998-2000.