Lustration Committee verifies the past of 1402 MP candidates in FYR Macedonia

Lustration Committee verifies the past of 1402 MP candidates in FYR Macedonia

Skopje, April 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Lustration Committee in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, has verified the past of all MP candidates. This committee has concluded that none of the MP candidates has resulted to have been a collaborator of secret services in the past.

The spokesman of this committee, Predrag Dimitrovski offered details for the media. “There were 1402 MP candidates from 14 political parties who underwent the lustration process. 850 candidates have been verified in the recent days, while 552 others had been verified before as a result of public offices that they held”, said Dimitrovski.

According to him, the committee has secured information and files of the candidates from the Security and Counter intelligence Department, State Archive, Agency for Counter intelligence and Intelligence Services of the Ministry of Defense.

The committee has declared that the process of verification has undergone an accelerated dynamic, as the majority of candidate MPs are at a young age and it’s impossible for them to have been collaborators of secret services.

Lustration law obliges the verification of candidates who have collaborated with secret services until 1991, on the verge of the dissolution of the former Yugoslav Federation and the proclamation of the independence of the country. /ibna/