The President, Gjorge Ivanov, today came to the decision to pardon and grant amnesty to all politicians who are undergoing judicial proceedings.

Ivanov said this afternoon, in an address to the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.

It is yet to be seen how Ivanov’s decision will affect preliminary proceedings and all investigative procedures opened by Special Public Prosecution against current politicians and former officials in the government and state institutions.

Ivanov stated that by granting amnesty and abolition to one politician, that person will cease serving a prison sentence for what he or she was convicted of, even if it is by a legal binding decision of the court.