Political parties that have the votes for the formation of the new majority, are optimistic that they will soon elect the speaker of Parliament and form a new government.
“I hope that parliament will soon function normally. The parliamentary majority is doing everything it can to find a solution by respecting the Parliament’s rulebook, laws and Constitution”, said the leader of the Macedonian Social Democratic Union (SDSM), Zoran Zaev. He said that the sides must avoid any provocation or violence.
The leader of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti said that the new majority has been formed and that it’s waiting to assume responsibilities.
“We are determined. We now have a partnership, a parliamentary majority and we are expecting to manage all of these issues together”, Ahmeti said. He said that his party is against the holding of new elections, as the new majority is expecting to obtain its mandate.
The head of the Alliance for Albanians, Ziadin Sela said that he will enter the elections only if the mandate of the Special Prosecution is extended and if a Special Court is formed. But he also demanded new presidential elections.
“Given that they suggest for local elections to be held along with parliamentary elections, then I say that we should add presidential elections too. Before this happens, let us vote in favor of making the Special Prosecution and the Special Court part of the Constitution and then head to elections”, Sela said.
But this proposal has been rejected by VMRO-DPMNE. Nikola Gruevski’s party insists on fresh general elections.
Meanwhile debates in parliament have entered their fifth week and only 11 out of 51 VMRO-DPMNE lawmakers who have requested to speak, have actually spoken. /balkaneu.com/