Experts of political affairs offer their insights on 11 December elections

Experts of political affairs offer their insights on 11 December elections

Skopje, 2 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Parliament in FYROM will elect today the interim government, which besides the two coalition parties, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), will also include the biggest opposition party, SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union).

This government, which will continue to be led by Emil Dimitriev of VMRO-DPMNE, will have mandate of 100 days, until the early elections of 11 December. SDSM will be given the Ministry of Interior and that of Social Affairs.

Experts of political affairs are not entirely sure that everything will go well.

Analyst Nikola Dujovski says that political parties will continue with their obstructions and if any of their interests is threatened, then the agreement will be threatened too.

“But I think that we now have a strong basis in order for the elections to be held on 11 December. It is very likely for political parties to make obstructions by not respecting the decisions of the Social Prosecution and following disagreements with the Central Election Committee on the list of voters”, Dujovski said.

analyst and head of “Northern Atlantic Council of Macedonia, Ismet Ramadani told IBNA that elections must be held and that political parties will not be able to make obstructions.

“Political parties are trying to create circumstances in order not to have elections. But this time, the international community will not allow such thing and with its influence, the country will see elections on 11 December”, Ramadani says.

According to him, one of the criteria that must be met is to respect the work of the Special Public Prosecution, which continues its investigations on the wiretapping affair.

According to the Constitution of the country, parliament will disperse 60 days prior to the elections, while the electoral campaign starts on 20 November. /balkaneu.com/