IBNA Special Report
Skopje, March 6, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Debates are taking place in FYR Macedonia about the solution of the political crisis as to whether the creation of a technical or interim government is an option or not. Such proposal is being promoted by the Macedonian opposition, as the only possibility to overcome the serious political crisis, following the wiretapping scandal. But the prime minister and leader of the party in power VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, has ruled out these options, by saying that there will be no technical government and early elections.
Senior official of the Social Democratic Macedonian Union (SDMS) and former presidential candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, says that the country is facing a big challenge and it’s necessary to form a technical government, which according to him, would give way to the solution of many problems.
“Macedonia is facing a very big challenge. The government doesn’t want to withdraw, because it has no courage to do this. The entire government machinery has been mobilized to attack our leader, Zoran Zaev”, Panderovski declared.
According to him, the country has no institutions, the prosecution and the courts serve only two people.
“The solution of the crisis in Macedonia can only be political. Within 3 to 6 months there must be a technical government, which will prepare the ground for the holding of free parliamentary elections”, Pendarovski declared last night in a meeting with citizens in Strumica.
But this idea is not being accepted by the largest party in power, VMRO-DPMNE. Its leader, Nikola Gruevski rejected a few days ago the idea for a technical government and fresh parliamentary elections.
“We don’t accept a technical government and early elections. Zoran Zaev must try and win through the elections. We welcome every incentive from the international community for the solution for the solution of the political crisis, but we cannot accept to discuss for a technical government”, declared Gruevski.
Albanian parties such as BDI in power and PDSH in opposition, say that they support the intervention of the international community for the overcoming of the political crisis.
Analysts and the citizens believe that there must be a solution which will not allow the escalation of the political crisis into unknown scenarios.
Analyst Xhelal Neziri told IBNA that the citizens have lost faith on the current government and that the solution consists of a technical government.
“We have clear signals and that there’s a growing conviction that Nikola Gruevski’s government has been isolated and this shows that the citizens have lost faith on the institutions of the country. This imposes the resignation of the government, a credible technical government which would enable a solution to this state and political crisis”, Neziri declared.
Student Vesna M told IBNA that there’s a need for composure and efforts must be made to find a solution which is in the best interest of the citizens.
“I believe that all of these problems must be solved, because we, the young people, are suffering as a result of them. We want harmony and jobs and not crisis, problems and unrest. Must say stop to this once and for all, because we have suffered enough. Politicians have the responsibility to deliver their promises and not deal with their own scenarios”, says Vesna M.
The political crisis in FYROM started with the boycott of parliament by the opposition and the refusal to recognize the presidential and parliamentary elections, but the crisis is becoming even deeper with the wiretapping scandal by the Macedonian opposition and this scandal has brought to surface different corruption and criminal acts and intervention on independent institutions. /ibna/