Skopje, June 23, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Prime minister and leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski has declared that he’s open to talk about all topics and requests coming from the opposition in the talks expected to be held on Tuesday in Skopje.
Gruevski declared this in a public speech before starting his new term as prime minister of the country.
“On Tuesday, we will start talks with the opposition and I believe that there will be understanding from both sides and find ways in order to address all problems that the country faces”, declared Gruevski.
According to him, when it comes to state interests, he’s ready to discuss all topics. Gruevski underlined that Macedonian opposition has its explanations for the developments in the country and that the situations shows why it’s in this state.
On the other hand, the leader of the biggest opposition party LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic League), Zoran Zaev, said that the first condition to engage in talks with Nikola Gruevski is the formation of a technical government which will hold free and democratic elections.
Macedonian opposition also demands a division between the party and the state, the improvement of the media and representation of the opposition in the public radio television network RTVM, the cleansing of the voters’ list and holding of the census of the population.
“This is very clear. This is the main topic of negotiations between power and opposition. The task of the technical government is to hold elections, where the citizens can freely express their will”, declared Zaev.
Political crisis in FYR Macedonia continues as the Macedonian opposition has decided to boycott parliament and doesn’t recognize the early parliamentary elections of April 27. /ibna/