Boris Trajkovski

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: president of Macedonia elected in 1999 who had the backing of many Western governments as the leader most-likely to maintain stability in the region, and whose stated goal was to lead Macedonia towards membership in the European Union and NATO.

 

Cause of Death: Plane crash

 

Born: June 25, 1956

 

Died: February 26, 2004

 

Location: Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina