SDSM will not participate in the April 24 elections

SDSM will not participate in the April 24 elections

Skopje, 21 January 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The largest opposition party SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), has decided last evening that it will not participate in the 24 April elections.

According to the head of this party, Zoran Zaev, free and democratic elections are imperative for the state and that this can only be achieved by making the necessary adjustments to the voters’ list and by carrying out the necessary reforms on the media.

SDSM’s ministers and deputy ministers will continue to be part of the interim government, by respecting the agreement for the solution of the political crisis achieved on June 2. They will be part of the government until 24 February, the day when parliament dissolves.

“We will wait until the dissolution of parliament for the necessary conditions for free and democratic elections to be created. This means that until parliament is dissolved, we will remain in the government and parliament”, opposition leader Zaev declared. /ibna/