The Process of Lustration in Republic of Macedonia: Facing the Past or Facing Political Opponents

  • Abstract:

    With the proclamation of independence, the period of transition and democratic consolidation began in the Republic of Macedonia. One of the bitter problems during its transition and democratic consolidation was its determination to confront the totalitarian past. The subject of this paper will be the lustration process in Republic of Macedonia. This paper attempts to reveal the approach chosen by the political elites toward the lustration process. While doing that, we will rely on the method of analysis, historical, normative and political method. The overall conclusion is that the decision to begin the lustration process came too late and that in the Macedonian model of lustration prevails the moment of political confrontation of the ruling party with its political opponents.