Political parties are negotiating a new agreement in FYROM

Political parties are negotiating a new agreement in FYROM

Skopje, 13 July 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The four main political parties in FYROM will continue today with the third round of talks aiming at solving the political crisis, as last night’s talks could not lead to an agreement. The correction of voter’s lists, reform in the media and other pending issues which will lead to the early elections are the topics being discussed. But, political parties must first agree on the formation of a technical government, which will be in office for 100 days before the elections, with a technical prime minister from the largest party VMRO-DPMNE, while the opposition will hold the minister of Interior, deputy PM and several other ministries.

The US ambassador, Jess Baily who is brokering these talks declared that there is progress.

“We ended the five hour constructive talks. Today we have no agreement to announce, but we will continue to work. Time is needed to strike a deal”, Baily said.

Political parties resumed talks following the last visit of the US Assistant State Sectretary, Victoria Nuland, who asked political parties to deliver the obligations of the Przino agreement, which was reached a year ago in order to solve the deep political crisis. /balkaneu.com/