The support from the US and the EU for the new Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, who was elected in a legitimate way, means that Trajko Veljanoski is no longer the chairman of Parliament, said DUI party leader, Ali Ahmeti, at a press conference after meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Hoyt Brian Yee, which took place today at the residence of the Deputy Ambassador.

“After everything that happened at Parliament, it is about time everyone becomes aware that the country is headed in a negative direction and they have to accept the new reality, the Speaker of Parliament”, said Ahmeti, saying further that the election of Talat Xhaferi was conducted legitimately.

Ahmeti stressed that DUI is determined to continue with the process of constituting the new government.

Regarding the withdrawal from office which was announced by the Minister of Interior, Agim Nuhiu, due to his moral responsibility after the way he felt after the violent protests at the Parliament, Ahmeti said that the Minister had full support from the DUI party and other parties, however, it makes no sense to withdraw now, at a time when there is no authority that could accept his resignation.