“The State Election Commission (SEC) is an independent institution and the government can not interfere with how the commission organizes its budget. We are aware that both the media and the public have reacted violently to the decisions of the SEC members to grant themselves bonuses, but as for the Government, it does not have the authority to intervene. You should ask the SEC аbout this”, said government spokesman, Mile Bosnjakovski at today’s briefing with journalists,where he was asked if the government had somehow discussed the case that has aroused the public.

He pointed out that the problem is the same as the problem with MPs travel expenses in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.

“This is a similar situation, and the public reacted rightfully, but the Government can not order to amend the rules of procedure of the Parliament. This is something that the MPs themselves should do and remove something that angers the public”, said Bosnjakovski.