Crisis and political debates in FYROM continue

Crisis and political debates in FYROM continue

IBNA Special Report

Skopje, April 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Political crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continues and the two political sources, VMRO-DPMNE in power and SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) in opposition continue to exchange accusations.

SDSM published yesterday the so called “bombs” which contained registered conversations of PM Nikola Gruevski, who in 2011, had ordered his MPs to approve the amnesty bill benefiting the former heads of the National Liberation Army and this law put an end to suspicions for war crimes against this Army in the 2001 conflict, a file that was prepared by Macedonian investigators.

In this conversation, Gruevski orders his party’s MPs to vote the law, although some of them have been reluctant on backing it.

Opposition leader, Zoran Zaev declared that Gruevski had bargained with the leader of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali ahmeti.

“These conversations are revealing Gruevski’s true face. This is removing his mask of great patriot from his face. Gruevski  is not interested on Macedonian national interests in order to stay in power. He’s not interested on the laws, his collaborators, ministers or MPs”, declared Zoran Zaev.

VMRO-DPMNE has reacted by declaring that SDSM continues to apply its scenario to cause instability in FYROM.

“The role of the opposition leader Zaev is to serve foreign services that want to cause instability in the country and ruing the image in the international arena. They continue to submit manipulated materials to cause bewilderment among the citizens. SDSM is the party that created and encouraged ethnic related conflicts in Macedonia. Citizens now know the destructive behaviors of this party, which is being punished from one election to another”, declared VMRO-DPMNE.

Meanwhile, activists, journalists and intellectuals in favor of the government have collected signatures last night to demand the arrest of the opposition leader Zaev for national treason.

Political analyst, Aleksandar Pandov, who is one of the promoters of the campaign, says that with these signatures that have been collected, a trial will be demanded against opposition leader, due to the damages causing in the domestic political climate.

On the other hand, among Albanians, there’s still a conviction that the Macedonian opposition is not publishing the materials that relate to scandals and criminal affairs of Albanian officials. But, even the materials warned by opposition leader Zaev on the “Monster” case, that has to do with the killing of five Macedonians three years ago in Skopje and for which six Albanians were imprisoned and which sparked mass national protests, have not been published.

Shpetim Pollozhani, activist of human rights told IBNA that the Macedonian opposition must publish the true bombs that shed light upon the problematic issues that relate to Albanians.

“Zaev must publish every registered conversation that involved Albanians”, declared Pollozhani.

These tense political developments are not giving way to political dialogue and to a solution of the political crisis. The second round of talks is set to take place in Brussels immediately after Orthodox Easter between the two large political forces, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM for the solution of the crisis, a process brokered by the European Parliament. /ibna/