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Political parties reach an agreement, elections to be held on 11 December

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Skopje, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Leaders of the main four political parties in FYROM reached an agreement this evening, based on which the country will hold elections at the end of the year.

According to the agreement which holds the signatures of Nikola Gruevski of VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev of SDSM, Ali Ahmeti of BDI and Menduh Thaci of PDSH, the elections will take place on 11 December this year.

The four political parties, which on 2 September will vote in parliament the second interim government, which will be responsible for the holding of free and democratic elections will have a mandate of 100 days.

The other points of the agreement consist on the nomination of Santa Argirova as head of the Macedonian Radio Television (RTVM). This figure was nominated by the largest opposition  party, SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union).

The so called “ad hoc” commission which will monitor the media during the electoral campaign, has been completed.

In the document  that parties signed, they pledge for a free and democratic campaign and elections, which will not see violence and language of hate. This agreement is part of the Przino Agreement, which was reached with the brokerage of the US and EU, with the aim of overcoming the deep political crisis in FYROM, after the wiretapping affair. /balkaneu.com/


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