Speaker of parliament demands dialogue with the opposition

Speaker of parliament demands dialogue with the opposition

Skopje, June 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Speaker of parliament in FYR Macedonia, Trajko Veljanovski said that the resignation of opposition MPs will not be at the order of the day and he called for political dialogue between majority and opposition in order to unblock the political crisis.

“Being aware of the state interests and NATO and EU perspective, the resignation of the opposition MPs will not be at the order of the day, in order to leave room for political dialogue. We want and aim for problems to be solved in an institutional way and MPs to return where they belong”, declared speaker of parliament, Veljanovski.

Two other opposition MPs, one from LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic League, Solza Grceva and Lubica Buralieva declared in the recent days that they will return to parliament and that they will not comply with the decision of the party leading structures to resign from their mandates. But, their decision is yet to be officially confirmed. In case this happens, then the number of opposition MPs which return to parliament and do not boycott this institution goes to three.

LSDM and small opposition parties have decided not to recognize the elections and give up on the parliamentary mandates. In the April 27 elections, Macedonian opposition won 34 seats, while VMRO-DPMNE won 61 seats. /ibna/