The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski told a press conference after the presidential election results were announced, that Zaev and SDSM should expect “political hell” led by VMRO-DPMNE, as the largest political force in the country.
Mickoski predicted that he would triumph at the next parliamentary elections, winning half a million votes.
“VMRO-DPMNE, compared to the SDSM coalition, that “hotel coalition”, won the largest number of votes. VMRO-DPMNE had an excellent result. VMRO-DPMNE is again the largest political force in Macedonia. We were insulted, lied about, blackmailed, our political supporters were persecuted, we were denied finances which we are legally entitled to, but we worked together with the professor, and came to close to 380,000 votes. We will continue to work, and should they blackmail or lie about us, let them know that VMRO-DPMNE is a political root, we continue to work with twice as much energy to achieve the number that we deserve in the next parliamentary elections, that is half a million votes.
In an unusually long speech, the candidate who received support from VMRO-DPMNE, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, said she was proud of the results, which, according to her, require consideration for early parliamentary elections. At the same time, she said she was very proud of her campaign, because she rejuvenated her and taught her many things she did not know.
“The result, of course, is clear, but the question is whether this result, compared to the winner’s result, leads to reconciliation and unification or denotes a division within the country on multiple grounds, a division that has the character of inter-ethnic division? I think that the winners need to think carefully about this, because divisions do not create an ambiance for reform, but only reconciliation and consensus are necessary for reforms and they are a necessary need for us. Until yesterday, I claimed that citizens have the right to vote as individuals, but the result does not confirm this. The result is de-legitimizing. The result imposes a need for talks and negotiations on how to proceed, but I think that the situation is such that we should seriously consider early parliamentary elections, because when you compare the figures, it is a situation that has radically changed in the flow of these two and half a year”, said Professor Siljanovska – Davkova.