19February2017

SDSM expecting MPs’ signatures from DUI

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SDSM is expecting the response from DUI in the form of MPs’ signatures. Zoran Zaev’s party is convinced that it will afterwards get the mandate to form the new government. On Wednesday, SDSM spokesperson Petre Silegov presented no details about the document’s content. “It is good enough to be signed. Zaev, in the capacity of PM-designate, will reveal the details,” he noted.  The Head of the EU Delegation to Macedonia, Samuel Zbogar, has a stand identical to the one of the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. He is optimistic that the political stakeholders will be able to deal with the current situation. The same day, DUI’s Rafis Aliti commented on the failed talks between his party and VMRO-DPMNE. “During the talks, DUI received a written document from VMRO-DPMNE, too. It included a distribution of the ministerial points. VMRO-DPMNE agreed to all demands from the Albanian platform, with the exception of the one for continuing the mandate of the Special Prosecutor’s Office. That was the main obstacle preventing a deal from being reached,” he told Telma TV. VMRO-DPMNE adheres to the stand that new elections are the only way in which the crisis can be overcome. Nikola Gruevski’s party maintains that it was never asked to file written guarantees and that it never submitted such a thing.

(Dnevnik; Utrinski Vesnik; Kanal 5; Sitel; Telma; Alfa; MTV1; MIA; Makfax)

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