Political parties in FYROM do not reach an agreement within the deadline

Political parties in FYROM do not reach an agreement within the deadline

Skopje, 7 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Following intensive negotiations which lasted up until the early morning hours, the main political parties in Skopje could not manage to strike a deal for the remaining obligations of the agreement for the solution of the political crisis.

The negotiations focused on the new electoral model and changes in the Electoral Code and based on the deadlines, the agreement should have been reached until midnight.

The political parties didn’t want to comment the causes of the failure of the talks. In briefings with journalists, their representatives underlined that the talks will continue today and that an agreement is expected to be finalized between the leaders of the four main political parties VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, BDI and PDSH.

Based on the package for the changes in the electoral code, elections were proposed to be held according to the current proportional model with six units, the new State Election Commission should be elected, while the voting of the Diaspora remains a pending issue. VMRO-DPMNE and BDI want the Diaspora to be entitled to vote. /ibna/