SDSM and Zaev have fled from snap elections but the people will defeat them

Skopje, 13 February, 2019 - 12:56 (META) 

VMRO-DPMNE’s party leader, Hristijan Mickoski, after SDSM announced its decision not to call snap parliamentary elections, stated that Zoran Zaev and SDSM have fled from the elections but they won’t escape the will of the people.

“SDSM is frightened and in a state of chaos. Very quickly they will face the truth of their own failure. Wherever you run Zaev, I will defeat you at any parliamentary elections, because the people will defeat you, and we shall bring back the honesty of our country, Macedonia will win,” wrote Mickoski on his Facebook profile.

VMRO-DPMNE requested that snap parliamentary elections should take place with the upcoming presidential elections in the spring.

Last night, SDSM’s Executive Board decided not to call snap parliamentary elections because the citizens expect the implementation of the reforms.

“We are already part of NATO, and we expect a date for the start of the negotiations with the European Union, as well as the start of the implementation of the necessary reforms. A responsible political party would not jeopardize this opportunity, it would not jeopardize the date of the negotiations with the EU for snap elections and to stop the reforms,” said the party’s spokesperson Kostadin Kostadinov.

Igor Janushev appointed Head of the VMRO-DPMNE’s Electoral team for the forthcoming elections

Skopje, 25 January, 2019 - 13:35 (META) 

During yesterday’s session, VMRO-DPMNE’s Executive committee appointed Jovan Jauleski Chairman of the party’s Youth Union and Igor Janushev, the Secretary-General of the party, was appointed Head of the Electoral team for the forthcoming presidential elections, informs the party.

Stefan Andonovski was appointed Advisor for international politics to party’s President Hristijan Mickovski, while Toni Dimitrievski was appointed Advisor for goodneighborly politics.

The Executive committee at this session also discussed about the preparations for the party convention for election of a candidate for a president of VMRO-DPMNE, that will be held in Struga on 16th of February.

The party informs that the Executive committee also discussed the current political and economic situation in the country and, as they claim, the chaos that was caused by the current government.

VMRO-DPMNE reiterates that the fastest and most effective way out are snap parliamentary elections, that should be held together with the presidential elections.

Vlatko Gjorchev, possible presidential candidate of VMRO-DPMNE

Skopje, 23 January, 2019 - 16:07 (META) 

At the upcoming VMRO-DPMNE convention, Vlatko Gjorchev, MP, will be one of the candidates who will vie for VMRO-DPMNE’s nomination for the upcoming presidential elections. Gjorchev confirmed this for “Nezavisen Vesnik”, and is expected to hold a press conference today. He believes that with his experience and knowledge he will succeed in winning the votes from on the presidential elections.

The public call for candidates for successor of Gjorge Ivanov that was published by the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, lasts until the end of the month.

VMRO-DPMNE lodges motion in the Constitutional Court on the Law on Languages

Skopje, 21 January, 2019 - 19:36 (META) 

VMRO-DPMNE lodged a motion in the Constitutional Court asking for ruling on the constitutionality of the Law on Languages, after identical initiative was submitted last week by the university professor Jove Kekenovski. According to the party, the law was passed brutally by the ruling coalition, with complete disregard of the Constitution, the law and the procedure for adopting and publishing laws.

VMRO-DPMNE General Secretary, Igor Janushev, says that the Decree for declaring the law on bilingualism was published only with the signature of Talat Xhaferi and without the signature of the President of the country – Gjorge Ivanov, which, as he says, was done in complete contradiction to Article 75 of the Constitution, which stipulates that all decrees for the promulgation of laws must be signed by the President of the Republic of Macedonia.

He added that the Law on bilingualism is completely in contravention with amendment 5 of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, which states that “On the whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia and in its international relations, the official language is the Macedonian language and its Cyrillic alphabet.”

“With the Law on bilingualism – the Macedonian language is in conjunction with another language which is only spoken by 20 percent of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, and therefore the Macedonian language from a cohesive factor in society has been turned into one of the two official languages, which is illegal and unconstitutional,” said Janushev.

VMRO-DPMNE calls on the institutions to boycott the Law on Languages

Skopje, 16 January, 2019 - 18:07 (META) 

Today, Nikola Micevski, Coordinator of the Parliamentary Group of VMRO-DPMNE and the Coalition “For a Better Macedonia”, on behalf of the party urged the institutions on central and local level, to ignore and boycott the law on languages ​​and said that if the people in charge in the institutions are faced with problems or threats, VMRO-DPMNE’s legal commission will be at their disposal.

“VMRO – DPMNE calls on all institutions on central and local level to ignore and boycott the operation of this unconstitutional and harmful law. If officials in the institutions are facing any problems or threats, VMRO-DPMNE and its legal commission are at their disposal for legal or any other assistance,” said Micevski.

He said that the law “on bilingualism” was unconstitutional and had been illegally signed by Talat Xhaferi and published in the Official Gazette to the detriment of the Republic of Macedonia and to the detriment of the cohesion in the society.

“The whole procedure of the government to push the law on bilingualism through, is illegitimate. The government abused the European flag and in the disguise of a reform law which was important for our entry into the Union, brought an unconstitutional law that would create legal chaos and confusion in society,” said the coordinator of the VMRO-DPMNE Parliamentary Group.

Mickoski demands extraordinary parliamentary elections together with presidential elections

Skopje, 11 January, 2019 - 21:21 (META) 

In his first statement after the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution in Parliament by 81 votes, the leader of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski demanded the dissolution of Parliament and for extraordinary parliamentary elections along with presidential elections.

Mickoski said he would not support any changes to the Constitution for the change of the constitutional name and that the Prespa Agreement will inflict huge damage and bring injustice.

“VMRO-DPMNE demands the immediate dissolution of Parliament and we demand that extraordinary parliamentary elections along with presidential elections are held, in accordance with legal regulations, and if we go on past experience, VMRO-DPMNE will win in these elections,” said Mickoski.

VMRO-DPMNE will protest and will not participate in debate on constitutional changes

Skopje, 9 January, 2019 - 17:45 (META) 

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski called for peaceful protests against, as he says, violently changing the constitutional name of the country, before he was expected to address Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia at 16 o’clock

“Today is the final act of a shameful process which the Republic of Macedonia was pushed into by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the ruling majority. From the change to the Constitution in order to change to the constitutional name comes not by democratic means, but through an act of violence on the procedures, blackmail and threats to MPs and their families. VMRO-DPMNE and the Coalition “For a Better Macedonia” will not participate in that process, and at today’s session, we will not, as a political party give legitimacy for the change to the Constitution because such changes do not have legitimacy from the citizens. We are firmly convinced that they are harmful and will leave a permanent stain on Macedonia’s national dignity and will change the identity, primarily the institutional one,” said Mickovski.

He said that his country is the Republic of Macedonia, whatever the outcome of the parliamentary debate. According to Mickoski, the constitutional changes are inflicted with severe injustice and great harm.

“The only thing left to us is resistance. I want to tell the citizens, as one of the people, I will use my democratic right peacefully and with dignity, to protest and to resist what is happening today and what will happen in the coming days, this is what is left for us. From the bottom of my heart, please do not succumb to provocations and fictional fabrications from police structures. Join us and remain dignified, even though the country is occupied by a dishonorable government,” he said.

VMRO-DPMNE will not reveal whether MPs will attend protest in front of Parliament

Skopje, 9 January, 2019 - 16:08 (META) 

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE still say they will not support the constitutional changes, nor will they participate in the debate in Parliament in the third phase, which begins today at noon. Whether this means that MPs will go to the protest taking place in front of Parliament, the coordinator of the parliamentary group Nikola Micevski said that they will state their position at a press conference they are planning in the afternoon, probably at 13:00.

The session of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia is scheduled for noon, however the debate on constitutional changes will not begin immediately, as Tomislav Tuntev’s resignation from SDSM has to be concluded. Then the work of the State Election Commission and verification of Rubin Zemon’s mandate follows. Constitutional changes are expected to come to an end after the usual break for lunch.

However, the hearing is expected to not finish quickly, say parliamentary groups. Although, unofficially, the required majority of 80 MPs has been secured, including MPs from the Alliance of Albanians, Besa and independent MP Panco Minov, the hearing will continue until the end of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Athens.
In addition to meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, Merkel will also meet with the opposition leader of the New Democracy Party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis , who strongly opposes the Prespa agreement.

Spasovski: There are updates regarding Gruevski’s escape and will be announced by the Prosecution

Skopje, 24 December, 2018 - 19:43 (META) 

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who was one of the most called upon after Nikola Gruevski fled the country, gave a brief response to the question whether there are any updates in the investigation and when will official results be released.

“There is, and it will be announced by the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” Spasovski said.

The interior minister says he was expecting an interpellation motion from the VMRO-DPMNE regarding his work. However, he says, he will have to disappoint them.

“If Hristijan Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE have a new year’s wish for me to leave government, I will have to disappoint them, their wish won’t come true,” said Spasovski.

When asked by Channel 77 to comment on today’s statement by the opposition party about an interpellation motion regarding his work conduct, the minister said it was a gesture he expected.

“I expected it, yes, but to me it is recognition for my work. I have a lot to say about the interpellation motion,” replied Spasovski.

VMRO-DPMNE has filed an interpellation against Oliver Spasovski

Skopje, 24 December, 2018 - 15:33 (META) 

VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs and the members of “For a Better Macedonia” will file today at the Parliament an interpellation for the work of Minister o Interior Oliver Spasoski, informed at a press conference, the coordinator of the MP group, Nikola Micevski.

According to the opposition party, in the past period, Spasovski has shown that he has been performing his obligations selectively, unprofessionally and is directed by his party’s leadership, and is in contrary to the Constitution and the laws of Republic of Macedonia.

-The citizens are witnesses to scandals and affairs related to the work of the Ministry of Interior. Instead of taking care of the public order and peace and to guarantee the citizens’ safety, the MoI’s main task is to cover up homicides and criminal. The MoI, instead of fighting criminal and corruption, has become an institution that serves to collect ransom, extortion, and protection of criminal. Since Minister Spasovski has begun to manage the MoI, the citizens are victims of burglaries, homicide attempts, homicides, extortions and acts of violence that go unpunished – said Micevski.

He also said that the interpellation is lodged in order to protect the citizens and to prevent a worsening of the situation at MoI.

When asked by a journalist whether the interpellation contains the escape to Hungary by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Micevski said that they shall wait for the report from the institutions about the escape.