Talat Xhaferi was not elected Parliament Speaker of the Republic of Macedonia in a legal process and the parliamentary group VMRO-DPMNE does not see why they would respond to an invitation from the MP Talat Xhaferi, which he sent in his capacity as Parliament Speaker, said the regular morning press release from VMRO-DPMNE.

They went on to say that the party will not participate in the scheduled coordination meeting in Parliament.

“While they accepted a platform from a foreign country, and illegally attempted to elect a Parliament Speaker, now they are looking for excuses not to hold local elections, which are scheduled and are necessary at this point in time. The criminal, Zoran Zaev should know that holding local elections has nothing to do with the formation of the government”, added VMRO-DPMNE.

The party says that SDSM are trying to postpone the local elections because party personnel “do not have the courage to face the Macedonian people, after everything they have done.”

Today, Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi will be meeting with representatives from the political parties in Parliament. At the coordination meeting, MPs should be deciding when to continue the constitutive session and how it should develop.

At the coordination meeting, it is also expected that MPs will discuss possible solutions for after the expiration of the mandates for local authorities and to define the next steps for scheduling local elections.