The US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Baily, called on President Gjorge Ivanov, to reconsider his decision and Macedonia’s neighbours to refrain from interfering and demonstrate constructiveness.

“The United States was disappointed to learn yesterday that President Ivanov had declined to offer representatives representing a clear parliamentary majority and they offer the opportunity to form a new government. We believe that this was inconsistent with basic democratic principles and the rule of law, which are core values of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As strategic partner of Macedonia, as a friend and with full respect to Macedonia’s sovereignty and unity, we urge President Ivanov to reconsider this decision. At the same time, we urge Macedonia’s neighbours to exercise restraint and be constructive at this moment of heightened political sensitivity in the country”, said Baily.