US, Dutch, Swedish... Ambassadors push Ahmeti to refuse coalition with VMRO-DPMNE
Wednesday, 28 December 2016

 DUI leader, Ali Ahmeti, and Swedish Ambassador, Mats Staffansson met this morning at the party headquarters in Tetovo, discussed post-election developments in Macedonia and priorities of DUI and the foreign diplomats.
Ahmeti explained DUI's program positions of saying that equality in the country makes society more stable, while the responsibility for resolving the name dispute, integrations, reforms, good interethnic relations should be implemented by everyone.

DUI, as Ahmeti stressed, is focused on cooperation with Albanian parliamentary parties on the common national platform.

"Currently there are no ongoing talks for a coalition government with either VMRO-DPMNE or SDSM. The only dialogue that DUI realizes is the one with the international community and Albanian parties", the statement said.

Despite the Government proclamation warning foreign diplomats to quit meddling in Macedonia's internal affair, we have seen just the opposite take place. A flurry of activities between foreign diplomats and SDSM and DUI.

DUI's leader has intensive meetings in the last few days with foreign representatives. Before Staffansson, he met with Dutch ambassador Wouter Plomp, as well as US Ambassador Jess Baily.


Unofficially, the foreign representatives are pushing DUI to accept some kind of a broad coalition that would include bypass the winner of the elections, VMRO-DPMNE.

DUI reportedly is in no mood for a broad coalition because the pie will have to be shared with multiple parties, which is contrary to the coalition with VMRO-DPMNE, which would again gain them several key ministerial positions, and perhaps something more.

Only "Alliance of Albanians" attended the meeting, one day before the revote in Tearce, where DUI invited the leaders of all parties of Albanians. The two parties agreed that they will remain seeking the requirements for Albanian as a second official language, extending the mandate of SPO, the implementation of recommendations from Priebe's report, balanced budget allocations, consensus decision-making on all important issues.

 


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