The European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, has completed the meetings with the leaders of parties that have won MP seats at the Parliament, such as Besa, The Alliance of the Albanians, DPA, and DUI, where the stances of the parties were discussed regarding the formation of the new government.
The vice-president of Bea, Afrim Gaši, after the meeting, announced they are ready to give their signatures of the five MPs so the leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, can be granted the mandate by the President of the state, Gjorgje Ivanov, to form the new government.
– But, if it comes to forming the government, Besa will negotiate and it will decide additionally whether it will be a part of that government or not – said Gaši.
After the meeting, the leader of the Alliance of Albanians, Zijadin Sela, had the same stance and said that they are ready to give their signatures to Zaev in order to be granted the mandate for forming the new government, but the government cannot be formed until the platform of the Albanian parties is not accepted and until the Special Public Prosection doesn’t become a constitutional category.
The resigning leader of DPA, Menduh Tači, after the meeting with Hahn, said that he and his party will stay in the opposition and stressed that “DUI and VMRO-DPMNE” have an agreement” and that “they are only buying time and are harassing us.”
DUI’s leader, Ali Ahmeti, after the meeting with Hahn, announced that they are waiting written materials from SDSM in order to summon a meeting of the central presidency and to decide their future steps.
– I’m in constant talks with the leaders of both VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, and the final decision will be made by the central presidency as soon as SDSM submits a written notification that it accepts the requests from the platform. Without a written notification, there won’t be any signatures from DUI. Firstly, we shall see what they will deliver to us – said Ahmeti, and he added that he regularly talks with Nikola Gruevski since they were coalition partners for ten years.
The EU Commissioner will yet have to meet with the leaders of the two biggest parties from the Macedonian block, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, Nikola Gruevski and Zoran Zaev.