Political rhetoric in FYROM intensifies

Political rhetoric in FYROM intensifies

IBNA Special Report

Skopje, March 24, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Political tones in FYR Macedonia are becoming stronger and this doesn’t exclude the destabilization of the country.

The current government led by VMRO-DPMNE has recently declared that the opposition, through the publication of wiretapped materials and through cooperation with foreign services, is aiming to cause instability in the country.

VMRO-DPMNE of PM Nikola Gruevski says that the Macedonian opposition and its leader, Zoran Zaev are aware that their destructive policy is not being accepted by their members and by the citizens of the country.

“Their scope to come in power without the support of the people, without elections and the help of foreign services, is widely known now. Zaev is appearing very nervous while his collaboration with foreign secret services is being confirmed”, says VMRO-DPMNE.

But, the Macedonian opposition says that the tones for the destabilization of the country come from the party in power.

Leader of SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), Zoran Zaev, declared yesterday that the opposition doesn’t rule out the possibility that Gruevski may cause scenarios of destabilization, but according to him, this will not be allowed, because ethnic communities are more united than ever.

“Our scope is not to allow destabilization. With the threats that he’s launching and his actions to save his skin, is launching warnings for destabilization. He’s fighting with all institutions and instruments that he has at his disposal and is threatening families that are supporting the opposition. This is clear and even if Gruevski wants this, he will not succeed, because ethnic communities are united as never before to bring back freedom and democracy in the country”, Zaev said.

Sociologist Gorgi Tonovski told IBNA that the situation in FYR Macedonia is very serious and that the discourse between political opponents is becoming tough.

“Public opinion in the country has realized that this is part of a political competition. Political parties are keeping the political situation in the country under tension and their scope is to keep their voters under control. It would not be serious at all to take destructive steps”, declared Tonovski.

Citizens are worried by the intensification of tones by political parties and they demand for the crisis to be resolved as soon as possible.

Alberim H, a student told IBNA that parties must sit down in the table of talks and calm the situation down, because according to him, they are to be blamed for all of this mess.

“Politicians are to be blamed because they brought this situation to the country, by lying and manipulating. Out of this crisis, we, the citizens are losing and we’re seeing every day that there’s no perspective. So far, over 400 thousand people, mainly young people, have left the country within a short period of time and in case such crisis continues, there will be more people leaving”, says Alberim, who demands an urgent solution and a focus on the needs of the citizens in this situation of economic and social crisis in FYROM. /ibna/