Under the headline “Referendum Aivar”, the pro-government Serbian daily newspaper “Politika” announced on Tuesday that “instead of humbly admitting that the referendum failed, European, American and NATO officials are claiming victory, with even more intensified political passion.”
“The hypocrisy of the Western ruling political elites and the attempt to rewrite the will of the citizens of Macedonia, who did not agree to become northern southerners, revitalized the results of the referendum that was laconically assessed as consultative and are applying diplomatic pressure to change the name and push it through parliament. This will only strengthen the resistance of the Macedonians “, writes Aleksandar Apostolovski in the commentary of” Politika “.
Apostolovski is a contributor to the portals “Srbin.info” and “Academik.mk”.
The comment says that “the Macedonian voting body is divided into two deeply belligerent sides that spilled blood in Parliament, while in the background Albanians calmly declare themselves, sitting on the Tirana Platform, that they are America’s only honest allies.”
The term “Tirana Platform” was mostly a narrative of the VMRO-DPMNE for the Law on Languages.
The referendum was decided by the Macedonians with silence, it is said in the commentary, adding that even the new president of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, acted as a pantomimist in the campaign, unlike President Gjorge Ivanov, who, “when he was lonely, did not hide in his residence, but from the UN General Assembly rostrum criticized the United States, the EU and NATO, calling on citizens to boycott the referendum. ”
“Many will say that the Macedonians did not use this historic opportunity to join NATO immediately and start negotiations with the EU after 27 years. Perhaps Balkan irrationality has again defeated pragmatism,” concludes the article.