Zarko Petreski from Skopje, who presents himself as a founder and member of the Levica party, has submitted to the Basic Court Skopje 2, a proposal for a temporary measure to ban the party in participating in the upcoming early parliamentary elections in December.

Zdravko Saveski, a member of the Presidium of the Levica party, told “Meta” that the man who has submitted a proposal to enact an interim measure prohibiting Levica in participating in the upcoming early parliamentary elections in December, is not among the founders of the party. Saveski said he was most likely a manipulator and this means that the regime is frightened of the Levica party.

“We do not expect that this will mean that we will be denied the right to participate in the elections. It is obvious that the regime is frightened of Levica, but they will fail. It will be startling and precedent if a political party is banned from participating in elections in such a way. This is a typical way the regime applies pressure”, said Saveski.

Savevski says he received notification from the court and that they will wait for an official decision, but it will not prevent them in continuing their election campaign and preparations for the early parliamentary elections on December 11.

“In Macedonia anyone can sue for anything and everything, and sometimes that right is abused for achieving certain goals”, added Saveski.

In the request to the court, the plaintiff Petreski said that in the second half of October, he had been informed by people of the party that the Central Committee of Levica at a meeting on October 16 by a majority vote, the party decided to run independently in the December 11 elections.

This decision, as written by the plaintiff Petreski in a letter to the court, was entirely contrary to the statute of the Levica party, in particular, Article 26, paragraph 1, where it was specified that the decision to participate or boycott the election would be decided by the plenum, not the Central Committee. He presented to the court the party statutes, which were adopted on February 6.