VMRO-DPMNE proposes a solution to political crisis
Tuesday, 28 March 2017

VMRO-DPMNE is unveiling a roadmap in order lessons to be learned and a solution to be offered to the current political crisis and a way out of other political crises that might occur in the future all the while respecting the principle for a united Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki said Tuesday.

VMRO-DPMNE, he said, proposes the establishment of a nonpartisan agreement laying the groundwork for principled settlement of internal differences in the future solely in the frameworks of state institutions without foreign agendas or representatives and exclusively by legitimately elected representatives of the citizens in Macedonia.

"Internal unification against interference into Macedonia's internal affairs by foreign politicians or countries that violates the concept of respect of a country's sovereignty or the principle of good-neighborly relations. General denouncement of plans and platforms or agendas that are against Macedonia's strategic and state interests. Or in other words, we should join forces to create plans and platforms, as well as agendas, that are in line with the constitutional governance of Macedonia and its strategic interests. Condemnation of every direct or indirect revision of the Ohrid Framework Agreement, which is fully incorporated into the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia," the VMRO-DPMNE high-ranking official told a news conference Tuesday.

As regards the proposed principles for finding sustainable solutions to the current political crisis and similar developments in the future and ways to prevent them, it is necessary, first and foremost, all relevant political stakeholders to reach an agreement involving several issues and thesis, according to him.

It is necessary, Milososki said, to come to an agreement on whether the political practice of a coalition between election victors (winner in the Macedonian bloc and winner in the Albanian bloc) is a factor of additional stability in the country and whether it should be withdrawn. "This is a necessary precondition so as to avoid double standards in domestic politics and change of political traditions depending on the election outcome. In the long run, an agreement regarding this principle, its resumption or rejection, will bring about more predictability on the political scene," stated Milososki.

VMRO-DPMNE, he added, recommends that all political stakeholders should make an agreement on whether foreign agendas in internal political goals are acceptable or solely those that have been presented and verified by the citizens of Macedonia at elections are relevant and productive agendas for the country.

"Whether the post of head of Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, now or in the future, according to logic would be given to the political coalition or party that won the elections or whether the issue should be subject to voting? In this context, what could serve as a guarantee that the post of Parliament Speaker wouldn't be abused for political scams to postpone regular elections or to ignore the will of the majority of citizens. Whether all political actors can agree to preserve the multicultural model of Macedonia's society with equal promotion of all communities or whether they endorse this model to be changed into a bi-national one not taking into consideration most of the non-majority communities in Macedonia," Milososki said.

It is necessary, he added, to reach an agreement on whether a top priority at the moment remains to restore stability in the country, the institutions, the economy and to continue to implement EU integration reforms, which are considered a unifying force for all the citizens. "Should all these priorities be replaced with attempts to redefine relations between the communities and to redefine the state order of the Republic of Macedonia," the VMRO-DPMNE MP said.

VMRO-DPMNE, Milososki noted, has developed its own positions based on the common interest of the country and its citizens, regardless of their ethnic background or political affiliation.

"To exit the crisis, it is necessary to have a dialogue between representatives elected in elections as part of the Parliament of Macedonia and to find common ground on these positions and thesis involving these key matters. Based on this (common ground), we can focus on sustaining the resolutions and on reconciliation," Antonio Milososki told the press conference.


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