Strasbourg will bring back Macedonian opposition to Parliament, says Nikolovski

Strasbourg will bring back Macedonian opposition to Parliament, says Nikolovski

Skopje, May 19, 2013/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has appointed a committee comprised of three members, which during the next two months, will arrive to Skopje to establish political dialogue and bring back the Macedonian opposition to parliament. This was stressed by the VMRO-DPMNE member of parliament and the member of the monitoring committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council, Aleksandar Nikolovski.

According to him, in the weekend meeting in Paris, the committee has deliberated the report on the presidential and parliamentary elections of April 27 in FYR Macedonia.

“After the debate, a joined declaration was approved. It expresses the concern for the actions of the Macedonian opposition led by LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic League), in relation to the refusal of MP mandates and the refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the elections and president Ivanov”, declared Nikolovski.

According to Nikolovski, the participants have criticized the boycott of the Albanian party BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) in the presidential elections.

“In the coming two months, the members of the committee will arrive to Macedonia in order to establish dialogue and to bring back the opposition to the institutions”, said Nikolovski.

According to him, the declaration underlines that “the aspirations of Macedonia in the Euro Atlantic aspect can only be fulfilled with the responsible behavior of all political actors in the country”.

The declaration further stresses that the elections were free and democratic and that the citizens expressed their will.

Present in the meeting where this declaration was approved, was Robert Walter, rapporteur of the Committee on FYR Macedonia and other representatives of European institutions. /ibna/