This evening, the parliamentary majority failed to secure 82 votes on constitutional amendments, hence after several long breaks, Speaker Trajko Veljanoski interrupted the session. He didn’t specify when it will continue.
This morning, as we reported, sources of VMRO-DPMNE said that they wait for Ali Ahmeti, the leader of DUI. If he is able to attend the session (he was slightly injured in an accident two days ago), the constitutional amendment will be adopted, but if he doesn’t appear, the session will be postponed for next week.
The MPs of VMRO-DPMNE, supported by their coalition partners, at today’s parliamentary session, on which was discussed about the amendments to the Constitution, determined the amendments for deficit, public debt and the judicial council.
Liberal Party MP Roza Topuzova-Karevska also voted for the amendment that projects increase of the number of judges in the Council, which will not include the Minister of Justice and the President of the Council.
MPs also adopted the amendment for constitutional lawsuit.
For the debate on the text of the amendments, a majority of the total number of MPs is required, while the adoption of constitutional amendments requires a two-thirds majority, same as for adopting the constitutional law.