Tomorrow, the parliamentary political parties, after three months of break and negotiations, will continue the constitutive session of the Parliament that started on the 30th of December last year, and it was postponed because the parties didn’t have a parliamentary majority and couldn’t elect a president of the Parliament.
According to the parliamentary agenda, the continuation of the constitutive session is set for tomorrow at 12 o’clock and the only two topics that will be discussed are the election of the members of the Commission for elections and appointment issues and the election of the president of the Parliament.
After a few days of negotiations, the parties decided that the Commission for elections and appointment issues will have six members of VMRO-DPMNE, five of SDSM, and DUI and Besa will each have one member each, and a president will be Ilija DImovski of VMRO-DPMNE.
Dimovski announced that tomorrow the only topic that the Parliament will discuss and decide will be the election of the personnel of the Commission for elections and appointment issues.
-After that, according to the procedure, a session of the Commission will have to be called for where one, two, three, ten or hundred proposals for a president of the Parliament will have to be decided upon as well as the proposal from the Commission to be submitted to the president of the constitutive session and then he can call for a session for an election of a president of the Parliament – said Dimovski, without going into details whether they as a party will have their own proposal for a president of the Parliament.
Two days ago, DUI’s spokesperson, Bujar Osmani, announced that Talat Dzaferi will be a candidate for a president of the Parliament for which he has the support of the parliamentary majority.
Yesterday, when asked by a journalist whether SDSM will propose a candidate for a president of the Parliament or it will support DUI’s candidate, Jagoda Shahpaska said that tomorrow at the continuation of the constitutive session of the Parliament it will be announced what presents an agreement by 67 MPs from the new parliamentary majority regarding the election of the new president of the Parliament.
The Besa Movement party’s leadership will not give its support for DUI’s candidate Talat Dzaferi in his bid for a president of the Parliament and decided to propose its own candidate for a parliamentary speaker. This party’s spokesperson, Orhan Murtezani still hasn’t revealed any names but according to unofficial information coming from the party, it’s either Afrim Gashi or Fadil Zendeli.
-The Besa Movement didn’t make a decision to give its support for Talat Dzaferi for his run for a parliamentary speaker. The last decision of Besa Movement’s central leadership and we will propose our own candidate for a president of the Parliament. Until a different decision is made by the leadership we remain to our stance to have our own candidate for that position – said Gashi.
According to the Constitution and the parliamentary rules of the procedure, the president of the Parliament will be voted by a majority i.e. with 61 votes.