While Macedonian soldiers cannot literally and phisically get to their jobs, due to the fact public transit can only get them so far (many of the soldiers are based in mountainous regions), Sekerinska today announced her department (The Ministry of Defense) has allocated 1m euros to spend on propaganda to change Macedonia’s name.
No money for a single bus to transport soldiers, but there is money for propaganda.
“The Ministry of Defense is one of those departments that should be most interested in our strategic priority and we have sent from our finance department information that we are putting a little less than 60 million denars, which were planned for similar activities, but which we think is best used for the referendum” Shekerinska said, answering a journalist question.
Officially, the Government has allocated 5m euros for referendum propaganda, unofficially the number is at 12m euros. Much of this money will be used to buy votes, similarly to the previous elections.