Two cabinet ministers and head of Secret Services resign

Two cabinet ministers and head of Secret Services resign

Skopje, 13 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Minister of Interior, Gordana Jankulovska, minister of Transport, Mile Janakievski and head of Secret Services (DSK), Saso Mijalkov have resigned last evening.

In their resignation letters which were made public, they didn’t give the reasons for their resignations, but only underlined that during their term in office, they have worked with professionalism and have served to the interests of the state and citizens of the country.

Prime Minister’s Gruevski office informed that Parliament has received the proposals for the appointment of the new ministers. Mitko Cavkov, who is currently Police Commissioner, has been proposed for Interior Minister, Vlado Misajlkovski, who is also the head of a government agency, has been proposed for the post of the minister of Transport.

After the resignation of these two ministers, who are considered as close collaborators of PM Nikola Gruevski, some media have reported that there will also be resignations within BDI (Democratic Union for Integration).

General secretary of BDI, Abdilaqim Ademi said that none of the ministers of this government will resign and that the coalition will continue to function.

The resignations followed the wiretapping affair unveiled by the Macedonian opposition, which contained registered conversations of Interior minister, Gordana Jankulovska and Transport minister, Mile Janakievski. But what led to the final decision was the armed incident during last weekend in Kumanovo, where 8 police officers lost their life and 37 others remained wounded. /ibna/