Skopje, 24 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has turned into a country of paradox, where it is almost impossible to hold parliamentary elections.
The dates that were set failed and there is not yet a new official date.
Political leaders of the country have planned a joint meeting, which will decide whether to hold elections this year or not.
The opposition is optimistic that the polls will be held on 11 December. Representatives of SDSM say that they are waiting for the 31 August meeting, in order for political leaders to assess whether the reforms for fair elections have been implemented.
“We are expecting for all the reforms on which we have agreed to be implemented and for political leaders to agree on the implementation of these reforms on the 31 August meeting”, says Goran Sugarevski of SDSM.
The criteria for the elections relate to an accurate voters’ list, transparency on the media during the electoral campaign and the creation of a technical government, which will take the country to elections.
Meanwhile, SDSM is optimistic that there will be elections until the end of the year, whereas Albanian main parties, BDI and PDSH have not issued any comments. Other parties too are not issuing comments. /balkaneu.com/