Thimonier: Parties who lose elections easily find the blame in NGOs


When a party loses an election or they don’t win as they wanted to, then they try and find an excuse, and the media and NGOs are the easiest to blame. This way of thinking is not European, said the French ambassador Christian Thimonier in an interview with “Radio Free Europe“.

When asked about the “Desorosization” process as a way of dealing with the civil society, Thimonier among other things said that it is a very bad word.

“It’s a really bad word, it is even very difficulty to say. When a party loses an election or wins in a way they didn’t want, then they try to find someone or something responsible for it. And this can happen to a politician from a large country when they are criticized. The media and NGOs are the easiest to blame. This way of thinking is not European. On the other hand, I will say that NGOs should act with enough neutrality and they have to respect the laws of the country”, he said.

In the interview he said that does not feel affected by the criticism and accusations from VMRO-DPMNE that the international community interfered in the internal affairs of the country.

Regarding the work of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, he said that it was formed due to the political crisis.

“In this situation which was unusual and unique, it really was necessary to set up a special institution. I will say that all major political parties agreed n its formation and provided a guarantee on many international factors. And if perhaps, the SPO is a way out of the crisis, then their mandate should be extended with all the mechanisms that exist in Parliament. This requires political parties to show responsibility, but also a sense of general interest for all”, said Thimonier.

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