Macedonian opposition determined not to return to parliament

Macedonian opposition determined not to return to parliament

Skopje, November 5, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The Macedonian opposition is determined not to return to parliament, in spite of the constant calls of the majority and international community.

This decision was taken after a meeting held between the three main parties of the opposition, LSDM, NSDP and LDP.

“There’s no return to parliament. On Wednesday, we will start meetings with citizens all over Macedonia. We have targeted 16 cities where along with the citizens, we will discuss current political issues”, declared the leader of LSDM, Zoran Zaev.

Asked if communication and dialogue for the solution of the political crisis has been cut off once and for all, Zaev said that he’s ready to hold talks with the majority about the issues outlined by the opposition.

“We have our clear demands for the formation of the technical government, cleansing of the voters’ lists and changes in the electoral code, issues that relate to the freedom of the media, registration of the population and the demand to hold free parliamentary elections”, underlined the leader of Macedonian opposition.

On November 10, speaker of Parliament Trajko Veljanovski will hold a session in order to verify the resignation of opposition MPs, who have boycotted parliament for six months now, following their decision not to recognize the elections. Veljanovski has warned that all opposition mandates will be revoked and that partial elections will be held. /ibna/