Gruevski for HRT: With the Albanian platform a coup d’etat was attempted in Macedonia

Zagreb, 6 March, 2017 - 6:39 (META) 

VMRO-DPMNE’s party leader Nikola Gruevski in an interview for Croatian National television “HRT” said that “with the Albanian platform a coup d’etat was attempted in Macedonia.”

“In a way, it is a coup d’etat because after the elections a platform from another state is brought and it refers to our country, the Republic of Macedonia. When that platform was not shown in front of the citizens at the elections and when the citizens do not agree, when that platform is contrary to the Constitution and when the politician who accepted that platform is blackmailed”,  said Gruevski.

Gruevski denied that the so-called Albanian platform is similar to something he signed in 2008.

“No, not at all. What is being done now is contrary to the Constitution of Macedonia. We are heading towards a binational state, as other ethnic communities in Macedonia are neglected, such as the Turks, Serbs, Bosniaks, Roma, Vlachs, Croatians. Only one community is favored while the others are marginalized and this is being done unconstitutionally or without an announcement at the elections with a platform signed in another state under the patronage of another Prime Minister, Edi Rama”, said Gruevski.

When asked whether he understood the message from EU’s High representative, Federica Mogherini, Gruevski said that “what Ms Mogherini said, we understood, just as we understand what hundreds of thousands of citizens are saying every day.”