Skopje, 1 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, George Ivanov, defends his decision for the amnesty granted for senior officials. He says that this would be a way to solve the political crisis that continues in the country.
Speaking from Sofia, where he’s participating in the SEECP summit, Mr. Ivanov said today (01.06) that his decision has not been unlawful and anti-constitutional.
According to Mr. Ivanov, “that decision was taken in order to enable a solution of the political crisis in the country”.
Ivanov said that he had granted amnesty for government and opposition officials as a way to solve the crisis. But he insists that “there is nothing unlawful and unconstitutional”.
As far as the abolition of the amnesty is concerned, Ivanov says that this came as a result of the refusal that political sides in Skopje made. “They refused the solution of the crisis and enabled the necessary legal conditions for the amnesty to be abolished”.
A few days ago, Ivanov abolished the amnesty for 22 officials from a total list of 56 names. /balkaneu.com/