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Accusations between government and opposition Albanian parties on presidential elections

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Skopje, March 31, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Leader of the biggest Albanian party BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti said today (31.03) that his political opponent, PDSH has proposed a presidential candidate in order to make political bargaining.

He said that nothing is being done for the national interest, but merely to manipulate the citizens and for a political strategy.

Mr. Ahmeti said that BDI will not withdraw from the request for a consensual president in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and assured that there will be no changes in this positioning.

“To those who say that we’re against an Albanian candidate, we say that they’re not interested on national causes, but on political bargaining. I say this with the biggest responsibility and we will not withdraw from our positioning that this country needs a consensual president, acceptable for all communities”, said Mr. Ahmeti.

These declarations were made during a rally in Gostivar. Mr. Ahmeti demanded from Albanians and the voters of his party not to participate in the elections of April 13. BDI is boycotting the elections and its campaign is being held under the motto “No to a unilateral president”.

This party took this decision as it was unable to reach an accord with the biggest Macedonian party, VMRO-DPMNE in order to have a joint candidate, acceptable for all the citizens of the country. /ibna/

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