International community demands the implementation of the political agreement

International community demands the implementation of the political agreement

Skopje, 8 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Political parties in FYROM have not yet been able to strike an agreement for the electoral reform as part of the accord for the solution of the political crisis. The negotiations have come to a gridlock following disagreements between the four political parties on the electoral code and other issues which relate to the holding of the 24 April 2016 elections.

The European Union and the US Embassy to Skopje, express their concern about the fact that the sides are not being able to finalize the electoral reforms.

“We encourage all four political leaders to strike a deal today. Election day is near, therefore the electoral law must be approved as soon as possible, while its application must start”, reads the joint statement.

Meanwhile, EU ambassador Orav and spokeswoman of the European Commission, Maja Kocijancic.

“It’s truly disappointing that political leaders have not respected the final deadline for which they committed”, said Euro ambassador Aivo Orav.

Political parties have agreed on continuing talks tomorrow, in a fresh effort to overcome their differences for the implementation of agreement. /ibna/