|Local Government in the Municipality of Ohrid
- The Municipality of Ohrid
- Dimitar Vlahov 57
- Phone ++389 46 262 469
The Municipality of Ohrid is a local self-government unit in which the citizens exercise their right on local self-government directly or through their representatives in the Municipal bodies (Article 1 of the Municipality of Ohrid Statute).
Since 1945 the perimeter of the territory of the Municipality of Ohrid has undergone numerous modifications.
Until 1990 a one-party system was in power, and the Communists League had the supreme power. During the same year numerous political parties were founded and registered. After the elections held in 1991, the first multi-party Council of the Municipality of Ohrid was constituted.
Municipal bodies are: the Municipal Council, the Mayer, the Municipal government and administrative bodies.
In accordance to the Statute, the Municipality performs numerous activities. Some of the more significant are: development programmes, support and creation of conditions for the development of guilds, tourism, and catering services. In addition, the Municipality renders opinion and development proposals for the institutions in the fields of culture, sports, social protection and children care, pre-school education, primary health care, animal and plant protection, environmental protection and improvement. The Municipality also regulates the construction and maintenance of the local motorways and streets and other issues related to the infrastructure (drinking water supply, public illumination, urban traffic, etc.).
The citizens can make decisions directly through citizens' initiatives, citizens' meetings, and referendum.
The Municipal Council is the representative body of the citizens. It is made up of 23 citizen representatives elected in general, direct and free elections for discretion of vote. The mandate of the Council's members is 4 years.
The Mayor represents and acts on the behalf of the Municipality. He is also elected through general, direct, and free election with discretion of vote for the period of 4 years.
The citizens of the municipality also decide on issues of direct and daily significance for their lives and activities through the forms of local self-government.