The obstacles for awaring the mandate to form a government have been removed, said President Gjorge Ivanov, who handed over the mandate to form the new government to SDSM leader, Zoran Zaev.

Zaev said that two obstacles for awarding the mandate have been removed and that the written guarantee had been submitted to Ivanov.

“We guarantee the protection of the unitary, sovereignty, territorial integrity, independent and multi-ethnic Macedonia. We guarantee that we will protect the constitutional order and the territorial integrity of the Republic of Macedonia. We guarantee we will protect national interests and improve the lives of all citizens, regardless of ethnic, religious and linguistic affiliation. We guarantee that the decision-making process for the citizens of Macedonia will be in accordance with fundamental democratic principles and the rule of law, without bringing Macedonia in a position of subordination or dependence on another state, No documents, platforms, declarations, act or actions that might be contrary to the statements above , can not be used as a basis for the formation and actions of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia”, said Zaev.