With 53 votes in favor and 3 neutral, the amendment to the Law on the MPs was passed, with which the MPs that are sentenced to imprisonment for 6 months will lose their salary as an MP, then the travel costs all the other benefits.

The President of the Parliament, Talat Xhaferri voted neutral.

-I’m not convinced by the solution in the Law and that is why I voted neutral, but I’m obliged to obey the Parliament’s procedures – said Xhaferri.

The MPs who lodged the proposal were Snezana Kalevska Vancheva, Goran Misovski, Muhamed Zekjiri, Sonja Mirakovska, Redzep Memedi and Redzail Ismaili.

The former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, according to the new legal changes has lost his MP salary since he was convicted to two years imprisonment for the purchase of the luxurious Mercedes that was a subject in the SPO’s case “Tank.” For the past several months Gruevski is residing in Hungary, where he was granted asylum.