The President of the Parliament, Talat Xhaferri, after two previous delays, the continuation of the session during which there will be a debate about the final phase of the constitutional amendments as planned with the Prespa Agreement,
has scheduled the session for tomorrow starting at noon.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will continue with the coordinative meetings with Biljal Kasami’s BESA and the MP group consisting of 8 MPs that separated or were expelled from VMRO-DPMNE and the coalition.
Previously, the prime minister announced that he is still having talks with Biljal Kasami’s BESA in order to find a technical formulation regarding the citizenship in order to secure the necessary 80 MPs needed for constitutional amendments to pass.
He said that at this moment he cannot confirm he has secured 80 MPs, but that he is ready to take over his share of the responsibility.
-Everyone should take over the responsibility for the process. If there is no majority what will follow is SDSM’s Central Board and taking responsibility. We put everything we have on this card. Either there will be 80 MPs or the consequences will follow – said Zaev, and he stressed that he still believes and expects that the necessary majority will be secured.
In front of the Parliament, there is a rally against the name change organized by “Tvrdokorni” and “Makedonija blokira” associations. Yesterday, the protests were joined by VMRO-DPMNE. Starting at 16.30 h the leader of VMRO-DPMNE and the “Za podobra Makedonija” coalition, Hristijan Mickoski is expected to address the protesters.