Georgievski: Our country doesn’t need cross ethnic tensions

Georgievski: Our country doesn’t need cross ethnic tensions

Skopje, April 10, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Leader of the Macedonian opposition party VMRO-NP, Lubco Georgievski declared last night in Gostivar during an electoral meeting, that the current prime minister, Nikola Gruevski and his party, VMRO-DPMNE have no right to cause cross ethnic tensions through nationalist calls.

“I’d like to make it clear, especially to VMRO-DPMNE, that it has no right to cause cross ethnic tensions and that they must face reality. From the commune of Gjorce Petrov up to Qafe Thana, we have a 25% Macedonian minority and if someone wants to play the patriot, he must know that western Macedonia has a minority Macedonian population”, said Georgievski.

He added that he accepts the idea of the Albanian party BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) about the election of a consensual president between the two Macedonian and Albanian parties and that this is done through parliament. “I believe that this is the main solution to appease cross ethnic tensions”, declared Georgievski.

Leader of VMRO-NP said that the electoral campaign once again started with nationalist tones. He said that parties only address to their ethnic groups. Lubco Georgievski is one of the most important politicians in Skopje and he was prime minister from 1998 until 2002. He and his party will not be part of coalitions in the early parliamentary elections. /ibna/