After a meeting held with parliamentary parties last night, president of FYROM, George Ivanov declared that the mandate for the creation of the government should be given to that party or coalition which will be able to secure a majority in parliament.
“We must first establish if the majority has been secured and then give the mandate for the creation of the government”, said Ivanov, who had meetings with all parliamentary parties to discuss as to who should be given the mandate to form the government following the failure of the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski do achieve such thing.
The leader of the largest opposition party, SDSM, Zoran Zaev said that he had gone to the president to be given the mandate.
“We were told that the second party with the largest number of seats in parliament may obtain the mandate for the creation of the government. He said that he must see that we have a mandate for the creation of the government in line with the Constitution and this means that at least 61 MPs must submit their signatures to Ivanov”, Zaev said.
The leader of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) that represents the Albanian community, Ali Ahmeti said that the responsibility to unblock the situation falls upon president Ivanov.
“Up until now, we had the key for the creation of the government. Now, it is Ivanov who decides on who to give this key”, Ahmeti said, stressing that the party that he chairs will continue the debates within the part and that it doesn’t give up on the political platform signed by the Albanian parties, which requires for the Albanian language to become an official language in the entire territory and other rights for Albanians.
The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski was the last one who met president Ivanov last night, but he avoided any comments for the media. Last night, Gruevski also held intensive talks with diplomats, among which the Russian ambassador Oleg Scerbak.
According to a statement issued by this party, the extraordinary elections after the ones of 11 December are the only possibility to take the country out of the crisis. The Macedonian opposition led by SDSM with 49 seats may form a majority with 10 MPs of BDI and 3 MPs of the Alliance for Albanians coalition. /balkaneu.com/