Skopje, March 1, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Political tactics and the warning of the biggest Albanian party Democratic Union for Integration (BDI) for the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early parliamentary elections along with presidential elections, have sparked debates among analysts and political circles.
This issue has also been discussed in the opposition circles, which has considered this situation as a political game set up and applied by the two parties of the governing coalition VMRO-DPMNE and BDI.
Social Democrat League of Macedonia (LDSM), in the quality of the second political force in the country from the opposition spectrum, has not been surprised by the decision of BDI. According to its assessment, this is a well prepared scenario through an alibi by the two parties in power, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI.
“If BDI has had disagreements with the coalition partner, then why does it accept early parliamentary elections at this time and in the second round of the presidential elections? Their game is very clear and with this, they undermine the voters”, says the biggest Macedonian opposition party.
Political analysts say that this is not a well prepared game realized by the coalition parties. Their concern consists on the fact that there’s nothing related to the interests of the citizens here.
Speaking to IBNA, political analyst Alajdin Demiri says that everything is a scenario where the two parties in power have been involved, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI, but according to him, involved in this scenario is also the second Albanian party in opposition, Democratic Albanian Party (PDSH).
“All this is a well calculated game for a post electoral coalition between these three parties. Macedonians are clear about the fact that VMRO-DPMNE of prime minister Nikola Gruevski will benefit from this situation, but it must then choose its partner for joint government or implement other post electoral scenarios. It’s clear that VMRO-DPMNE is not satisfied with the current coalition of BDI and it’s attempting to build a new coalition with the other Albanian party, PDSH. But nothing is sure here, because it still doesn’t know how many votes will PDSH win. Therefore, VMRO-DPMNE has a tendency to strengthen this party”, says analyst Alajdin Demiri.
VMRO-DPMNE announces this weekend its presidential nominee. Part of the race are several nominees, but the most favorite and most voted one is the current president of the country, George Ivanov, who has been proposed by the party’s structures for a second term in office.
In the convention that will be held during the weekend, this party will formalize its presidential nominee.
Meanwhile, the biggest opposition party, LSDM will do this on March 4, where its only nominee is university professor Stevo Pendarovski.
He’s expected to receive the green light by the leading board of this party.
Albanian parties have only come up with a nomination. He’s Iljaz Halimi from the Albanian Democratic Party (PDSH), the second Albanian party in opposition. Political parties have made all preparations for the presidential elections, but even for possible early parliamentary elections, because next week, parliament is expected to be dissolved following the incentive of the Albanian party, BDI.
In case the dissolution of Parliament is decided, then early parliamentary elections will be held on April 27, a time when there will also be a run-off in the presidential elections. /ibna/
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