Skopje, 15 January 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Nikola Gruevski has resigned from the post of prime minister. His decision is part of the June 2 agreement which put an end to the political crisis.
In his speech, Gruevski said that the scope is to respect the agreement and overcome the political crisis. He said that he expects the elections to be held based on the deadline, namely 100 days after his resignation as PM.
Gruevski said that he will submit his resignation on Friday morning to parliament. Nevertheless, he said that he was convinced that his party would win the 24 April elections and that the political agony will be left behind.
According to the Przino agreement, January 14 was the last day for the resignation of the prime minister, while Friday is the last day for the creation of the interim government, which will be responsible for the organization of the elections.
Meanwhile, secretary general of VMRO-DPMNE, Emil Dimitriev has been nominated in the post of interim PM. Up until now, Dimitriev has held the post of the vice minister of Defence. Several hours after the resignation, leader of Macedonian opposition, Zoran Zaev said that Gruevski’s resignation marks the end of his criminal governance.
Gruevski’s resignation comes a day before the visit announced by EU enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn in Skopje, who will assess the implementation of the Przino agreement. /ibna/