- Monday, March 20, 2017 3:01 PM
Skopje, 20 March 2017 (MIA) - SDSM spokesman Petre Shilegov said that Macedonia does not need new elections, and that the party expects that the Parliament will be constituted as soon as possible to vote on a new Government
"We had elections and the majority of the voters said they want change. A new majority is formed in the Parliament. President Ivanov has no right to defy the Constitution", Shilegov said. President Gjorge Ivanov refused to give SDSM the mandate to form a Government with three smaller parties that represent ethnic Albanians after SDSM leader Zoran Zaev agreed to the Tirana platform, which Ivanov finds unconstitutional. VMRO-DPMNE, which narrowly won the elections, calls for a new vote, citing high disapproval ratings of the Tirana platform among SDSM voters, and saying it was only presented to the voters after the election was over.
Shilegov said that the party expects that the visit of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Tuesday will reiterate the position of EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, that Ivanov should give Zaev the mandate. Shilegov also blamed President Ivanov and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski of rhetoric of political violence and called for a condemnation from the Union.
Shilegov also warned high school principals against allowing students to leave classes on Tuesday and attend protests. After three weeks of daily rallies by the association For a United Macedonia, a particularly large wave of rallies against the Tirana platform is expected on Tuesday.cc/15:00
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