Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska tonight filed her resignation from office.
This was unofficially confirmed by sources from MOI for META.
The resignation comes after the action of the security forces over the weekend in Kumanovo against, as MOI classified it, a major terrorist group in which eight police officers were killed and more than 30 were injured.
Jankuloska’s resignation was demanded at the protests outside the government, but it was also requested by diplomats regarding materials of intercepted conversations.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski submitted a proposal for the election of two new members of government, ministers in the Ministries of Interior and Transport and Communications, to the Assembly tonight.
Mitko Chavkov is proposed as new Interior Minister, and Vlado Misajlovski as Minister of Transport and Communications.
Chavkov is the current director of the Public Security Bureau and Misajlovski is director of the Public Enterprise for State Roads.
Assembly Speaker Trajko Veljanoski scheduled the session to elect the new members of government for tomorrow at 1 pm.
At the same time, the director of the Security and Counterintelligence Agency Sasho Mijalkov also resigned.
Mijalkov informed Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for the decision in written.
“I carried out the position that was entrusted to me patriotically and responsibly, above all in the interest of the country and its citizens, and I always approached each task boldly and resolutely.
Citizens know best that Macedonia has numerous successes in the field I worked in. Some of these successes were real myth in talks among the citizens”, reads Mijalkov’s resignation.
He said that he submitted the resignation in the interest of Macedonia, seeing that if he did so, would help overcome the political crisis, which, according to him, was imposed by the opposition with its anti-state behavior, keeping in mind that the truth and the arguments are on the side of the ruling party and that all of that would become clearer in time.