The VMRO-DPMNE stand behind the changes, but not behind the decisions on the Law on Amnesty and Pardons, which were proposed to the Constitutional Court in 2009, so there could be no amnesty for certain crimes, such as those who have been sentenced for offences related to elections, paedophilia, etc., says the statement from the ruling party.

“In 2009, SDSM were strongly against the amendments for the Amnesty Law on the grounds that they were obstinate to the Constitution. Even then, the SDSM left the session in protest and opposed the changes to the law which had been proposed by VMRO-DPMNE at the time. We still stand behind our view that anyone who has committed any crime, should take responsibility. That was our position when the criminal Zoran Zaev was pardoned by Branko Crvenkovski. The SDSM continues its distinctive style and pattern of manipulation, and keeps trying to manipulate the public, and spread lies that it was the VMRO-DPMNE who were behind the decisions of the Constitutional Court, ” say the ruling party.

The VMRO-DPMNE suspect that the SDSM have the greatest interest and gain in such a decision because the Special Prosecutor’s Office has asked for the case of paedophilia, which members of Zoran Verushevski’s family are being charged with, the same Zoran Verushevski who is a suspect in the “Putsch” case.