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Xhaferi: Opposition to return to parliament, Macedonia does not need elections

Xhaferi: Opposition to return to parliament, Macedonia does not need elections

Skopje, 28 December 2017 (MIA) - Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi expects and beliefs that the opposition will take part in the work of the parliamentary bodies and sessions as of January 9, 2018 when the session on law on languages and election of constitutional judges is scheduled. Macedonia does not need new elections in 2018, Xhaferi told reporters on Thursday.

Xhaferi said that the political crisis in Macedonia ended six months ago.

"Turmoil within the political parties is expected to the surpassed in the first days of new year, as of January 9. The parliament should work in its full composition with participation of the opposition and all political parties considering their previous statements that they will attend the parliament’s sessions. And especially for the reform laws, in the context to expectations from the EC Progress Report and Macedonia’s progress," Xhaferi said.

Xhaferi expects parliament to work on regular basis in 2018 adding that he expects the same from the political parties as well.

Draft version of the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure is created, which together with the Code of Ethics should be reviewed within the Jean Monnet process, a meeting of representatives of the parliamentary groups which is expected to be held near Paris on Jan. 25 and 26, Xhaferi said. sk/12:26

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