Amnesty bill expecting Ivanov’s signature

Amnesty bill expecting Ivanov’s signature

The so called amnesty bill is expecting the signature of the country’s president, Djodje Ivanov. However, it is not yet known what the president will do about this bill which partially pardons those who participated in the violent events of April 27 last year in parliament, when crowds of angry people stormed parliament and attacked MPs.

The amnesty bill was voted by 95 MPs, including a part of the Macedonian opposition. Meanwhile, Albanian opposition voted against. The bill will not pardon those who were involved directly in the violence and the orchestrators of the violent events. According to this bill, everyone who faces charges relating to these violent events, should apply for amnesty five days after the enactment of the law. It is not yet known how many people this law will benefit, but what is known is that MPs Kerste Mukovski, Sasho Vasilevski and Luben Arnaudov will no longer face charges.