Ministers of SDSM resign, the postponement of elections is demanded

Ministers of SDSM resign, the postponement of elections is demanded

Skopje, 6 April 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Ministers and vice ministers of the largest opposition party SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) resigned today from the government which was established as part of the talks between the four largest parties in the country with the aim of overcoming the political crisis and the holding of early elections.

According to this party, there are no suitable conditions for the elections to be held on 5 June and as such, parliament cannot be dissolved this midnight. SDSM said that no elections can be held without adjusting the voters’ list.

Meanwhile, the two coalition parties, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI have declared that they are in favor of holding the elections on June 5, in line with the decision of 23 February which was approved by the parliamentary majority.

Macedonian and Albanian non parliamentary parties are against the holding of the elections on June 5. According to them, there are no conditions yet for free and democratic elections.

However, the Central Election Commission will have the final say if the conditions have been met. This commission is holding a marathon meeting to assess if these conditions have been delivered. /ibna/