All members of the State Election Commission (SEC), except the newest one from BESA party, Ermira Asani-Salija resigned from their posts.
DPMNE-nominated SEC members Silvana Boneva and Saso Srcev were the last to tender their resignations on Tuesday, following the suit of SEC Vice-president Rexhep Prekopuca and members Atanas Urumov (experts) and DUI-nominated Subhi Jakupi,
SEC president Aleksandar Cicakovski and SDSM-nominated members Violeta Duma and Igor Milev resigned on Monday.
The resignations come as US Ambassador Jess Baily gave the nod that new SEC members are needed as he revealed that commission members had awarded themselves up to 12,000 euros in bonuses for their activities in recent election cycles and following an online public petition demanding their resignations.
The whistleblower wasn’t the taxation office within the UJP or any other Governmental body, the whistleblower was the US Ambassador!?? No one in the Macedonian media asked this basic question: how is it possible for a foreign ambassador to have knowledge of financial data in the SEC? Is it the new software (donation of USAid-CIA) that was installed prior to the elections at the SEC which allows the US Embassy direct access to data and live (insert-delete) voting results?
The term of the nine SEC members expires in 2020.