Despite the breakup of the ruling coalition and the strengthening of the nationalist opposition in the first post-independence local elections, Macedonia enjoyed relative political stability. Internationally, mutual-recognition and free-trade accords with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia contributed to further normalization between Macedonia and its neighbors

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