Macedonia’s opposition led by DPMNE are quitting Parliament. This was announced by DPMNE’s Goran Manajlovski who cited lack of basic conditions for the opposition to remain in Parliament.
In addition, DPMNE did not receive proper support from the US Embassy which goes by its second name “international community”. Vladimir Gjorchev went to Washington to complain that Zaev is jailing MPs with the aid of recently installed SDS prosecutors. However, apart from the selfies with several US Senators, Gjorchev received no support.
“In this moment the SDS is the majority in Parliament and they have a duty to provide all conditions for the functioning of Parliament. Considering 12%, in other words 6 of our MPs are in jail we can no longer participate in the work of Parliament” stated Manojlovski while responding to a question if DPMNE will take part in the debate of the language law.
One of DPMNE’s MP Krsto Mukoski is on a hunger strike and his condition in jail is worsening.
What is remarkable is the fact that Gruevski respected the law and in 10 years while in power did not replace a single judge or a prosecutor.
Zaev, in his first three months in power has repeatedly broken the law and replaced dozens of judges and prosecutors.