Gruevski Offers VMRO-DPMNE’s Support for Minority Government, If Zaev Refutes Albanian Political Parties Requests

Time: 7:43 p.m. CEST

President of VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski addresses his opponent, president of SDSM, Zoran Zaev in a Facebook post, offering support of VMRO-DPMNE’s members of parliament to possible minority government lead by SDSM. Gruevski would offer support if Zaev refutes already accepted conditions set by political parties of Albanians in Macedonia.

“If Albanian political parties bring SDSM on power, we are ready to support them as minority government with our members of the parliament if he refutes language legislation, Tirana’s platform and country destruction,” Gruevski stated on Facebook.

Gruevski states he would voluntarily accept arrest, detention and torture if that is a condition set by Zaev. As a result, VMRO-DPMNE would support minority government until next elections, which we would agreed together. Gruevski offers that Zaev attacks him in exchange of “stopping to ruin the foundations of the country, driven by desire to be in power.”

In his public post, Gruevski challenges one foreign ambassador, without naming it and claims that the plan to redefine the state has four phases. In addition, he says that VMRO-DPMNE’s support “should be seen as a public offering.”

Yesterday, Zaev got SDSM party support to request a mandate from President Gorgje Ivanov, after he accepted signatures by the political parties of Albanians in Macedonia. Since then, the European Union and NATO are calling for moving the process of government formation further. Ivanov requested evidence in signatures for a mandate, after VMRO-DPMNE did not succeed in making coalition with Democratic Union of Integration. Regardless if this support is possible or not, both party MP’s would have 100 seats in the Parliament.


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