In a video address, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the boycott activists to reconsider and to support the DPNE endorsed candidate Goga Soros.
This is the same individual who brought 100+ buses from all over the country in an effort to support Goga Soros just a fortnight ago. Yet, when it came to protest Macedonia’s name change Mickoski went out of his way to ensure there are no protests from DPNE’s membership!
Mickoski and the DPNE called the Boycott movement “fringe and unimportant” just a week ago, openly stating they worked for Zaev and Ahmeti, but that was a week ago. In his video message, Mickoski appeals to the boycott movement:
I say to those who support a boycott, but still carry the idea of Macedonia in their hearts. We remain brothers and sisters in our cause. I know you have thousand reasons to feel disappointed, angry and reserved. I won’t telly you you are wrong on all counts. But I appeal to you, with sincerity, gloves off, in the name of this Organization which carries a historic name and continues a historic pledge – VMRO. There is one reason why you must vote. That reason is Macedonia. Boycotting these elections helps only Zoran Zaev. That is what he is hoping for and secretly working for. There are times when its best to be silent and bide your time. This is your time. Now is the time to be loud. Come to our family, because you share much more in common with us than with this rootless Government. Don’t let your anger cloud your love for your homeland. Let’s fight this evil together. Don’t vote for me, or for VMRO-DPMNE. Vote for yourselves and your families, Mickoski appeals in his video message.
Вие кои цврсто заговарате бојкот, знам дека имате многу причини и не велам дека за се не сте во право, но ви се обраќам искрено без ракавици, имате една причина да излезете да гласате, таа е Македонија. Бојкотот му помага само на Зоран Заев.Бесот нека не ви биде поголем од љубовта кон татковината, која знам дека длабоко во срцето ја носите. Гласајте, не поради мене, туку за вас и вашите семејства, гласајте за Македонија!#ПравдаЗаМакедонија#ТатковинатаПовикува 🇲🇰
Posted by Hristijan Mickoski on Sunday, April 14, 2019
The Boycott movement does not distinguish between Zaev and Mickoski, and if one sees DPNE’s moves and lack thereof over the past two years, it’s self explanatory.
Calls for boycott grow out of the resentment for the savage and illegal renaming process, and especially the way in which the outcome of the September 2018 referendum was ignored by both the Zaev junta and the controlled opposition. Proponents of boycotting the presidential elections hope to block the political process and the further implementation of the name “North Macedonia” by keeping turnout at the elections below 40 percent, which is the minimum turnout needed to elect a President.
During the last meeting between Zaev and Mickoski, the boycott movement was pointed out as the main “problem” for the status quo.