No deal of Sela and Kasami yet, just will for joint presidential candidate

Zijadin Sela’s Alliance of the Albanians and Besa’s wing led by Bilal Kasami haven’t still agreed upon the possibility of having mutual candidate in the presidential elections, but both parties most certainly share the will for something like that, Portalb informs.

-Nothing has been discussed about this with the Besa Movement. It’s a well-known fact that both sides have a wish for that, but there is no agreement. The Central Council will be holding a meeting and will decide upon that – for Portalb says Flakron Bedzeti, the Alliance’s spokesperson.

Besa’s MP, Fadil Zendeli rejected the claims in the media that an agreement has been reached between the two parties for a joint presidential candidate representing the Albanian opposition block, but he said that the idea is real and that the talks are underway.

-There are discussions about a joint candidate at the presidential elections. There is an intention of running with a candidate, there is an idea and a will, but there is no agreement yet. Today we shall be having consultations with a tight circle of the leadership and we shall make a decision about this issue- said Zendeli for Portalb.

Previously, some media began reporting that both parties have reached an agreement to run the presidential elections with joint candidate.

Otherwise, DUI overthrow the opportunity of consensual candidate of the ruling majority and decided to run with its own candidate, but it still hasn’t announced who that will be. SDSM will choose its candidate at a Congress on the 3rd of March, while VMRO-DPMNE is expected to announce its candidate soon.

The party has called for a public bid at which each citizen could have run for nomination for presidential candidate supported by VMRO-DPMNE. The sole names that grabbed the chance so far were MP Vladimir Gjorchev and Filip Petrovski, one of the main figures behind the Boycott movement, and professor Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, a professor at the Law Faculty in Skopje, who received support from 30 professors as a non-party candidate.