North Macedonia: VMRO-DPMNE’s first anti-government protest takes place

North Macedonia: VMRO-DPMNE’s first anti-government protest takes place

The restoration of the old price of electricity, the weekly VAT-free weekend and the scientific upgrade of the Energy Regulatory Commission, are the three demands expressed by the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, in yesterday’s protest before the Energy Regulatory Commission.

“Rich mobsters in the government and poor citizens. This is the reality in our ‘Macedonia’. When injustice becomes law in our country, then protest and contempt are our obligation. “Mafia or ‘Macedonia’, the choice is clear: ‘Macedonia'”, Mickoski said.

Mickoski directly blamed the head of the Energy Regulatory Commission, Marko Bislimoski, for the increase in the price of electricity, who he said served the government.

“This man is the independent regulator. He celebrates at the SDSM headquarters and then mocks the state, the opposition and his own people in the European Energy Community. This is the man who signed the 7.5% increase in the price of electricity. This is the man who invaded the pockets of these poor people. “This is the servant of the mafia and his name is Marko Bislimoski”, Mickoski said.

The leader of the largest opposition party announced that resistance and protests would continue until the ruling mafia was ousted.

“This is the first of a series of protests that we have to show and prove the anger that has accumulated among the people for the injustice that has taken place in recent months. Stolen and redeemed elections by the ruling mafia. It will be the first in a series of protests against mafia injustices”, Mickoski said.

Yesterday’s protest for the increase of electricity prices started in front of the Ministry of Justice, from where with the slogan “Expensive electricity, poor people” they headed to the headquarters of the Energy Regulatory Committee.

The saddest protest in the history of the party

The VMRO-DPMNE members who are demanding for a VMRO-DPMNE emergency congress and the resignation of leader Hristijan Mickoski, called the party’s evening protest the saddest in its history, as it gathered fewer members than the political initiative “Enough.”

“The still incumbent President of VMRO-DPMNE held the saddest protest in the history of the party. Today’s disaster is the best proof that Hristijan Mickoski has no support. His power has been irreparably damaged and further abuse of office only brings disaster to the party.

Just a few days ago, the Tetovo political initiative ‘So far’ gathered several thousand citizens to protest against the increase in the price of electricity, while Mickoski with the entire VMRO-DPMNE party structure failed to mobilize more than 1,500 persons.

Every day that Mickoski spends in the president’s office costs the party dearly. If he feels at least a little respect for VMRO-DPMNE, Mickoski should step down, convene an emergency congress and allow a new and more capable leadership to win the support of the people”, the intraparty opposition stresses./ibna