Veljanoski: You don’t have a two-thirds majority to change the Constitution


       
Skopje, 10 October, 2018 - 15:49 (META) 

The Assembly is an institution, and MPs are the people’s representatives who will make the decisions and implement the will of the people and I urge them not succumb to any pressure, because we are resolving a decade-long conflict in order to pull the country out of isolation, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev when he addressed the Constitutional Affairs Committee and explained the proposal for constitutional changes.

“It is time for us to take Macedonia forward together. MPs have a historic duty to secure the way towards stability, security, economic development, that is, to the EU and NATO. I call for unification for important state priorities,” said Zaev.

Former Parliament Speaker, Trajko Veljanoski, said that not one parliamentary group or opposition party were invited to contribute to the negotiations to resolve the name dispute.

“As a lawmaker, I want to announce that I do not intend to vote against the will of the majority of citizens who have decided to oppose this Agreement by boycotting the referendum. You do not have a two-thirds majority to change the Constitution. A small circle of politicians have decided they have a mandate, a vision and the knowledge to solve this national question and therefore are tricking the people. It creates the feeling that the solution is foreign and imposed and that it is not in the Macedonian interest, and Parliament and MPs are ushered into a done deal,” said Veljanoski.