DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski welcomed Thursday in Ohrid the Hungarian Prime Minister and Fidesz leader, Viktor Orban, as well as former Slovenian president, now leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Jansa.
After the meeting, Gruevski said he briefed the leaders of sister right-wing parties within the European People’s Party, about the course of the pre-election campaign up to date, namely about the numerous irregularities and abuses perpetrated by the incumbent government, which already raise doubts about the fairness of upcoming election process.
As soon as DPMNE published the list of candidates, criminal charges have been brought almost against all of them, Gruevski said.
‘It means our rivals are aware of their electoral defeat. They are scared and panicked and use unfair means to save themselves,’ Gruevski said.
Orban said he didn’t intend to interfere in Macedonia’s election process, expressing wish for the forthcoming poll to be fair.
However, he said that according to latest NATO reports, 60 million people from Africa are expected to use the so-called Balkan route on their way to Europe. Closing of this migrant route is vital for the entire Europe, Orban said.
Jansa voiced support for Macedonia’s accession to the European Union, saying that the country made substantial progress to that effect under Gruevski’s leadership.