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VMRO-DPMNE says its roadmap will offer a way out of the crisis

In a press release issued on Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE said that the roadmap which the party began presenting on Tuesday will offer a good basis to reach consensus between all political parties  on ways how to put an end to the crisis. VMRO-DPMNE especially called on its chief rival SDSM that it has no right to trade away the national interests of the Republic of Macedonia in its naked fight to power, during which SDSM is accused of accepting the concessions contained in the controversial Tirana platform.

“We need to agree on the importance of the political practice that coalitions should be made between winners among the ethnic communities, and that this is an additional factor political stability in the country. We need to see whether this principle should be maintained, or rejected for the future. If it is rejected, then it is vital that we need to make all votes of each member of Parliament equally valuable, with all the logical consequences stemming from this decision”, VMRO-DPMNE said in its press release. The party is hinting at the long established practice that the winning party will take a junior coalition partner that represent the ethnic Albanian community, even if it has enough votes to form a Government without one. Since 2008, it was agreed that this junior partner should be the party that wins most votes among ethnic Albanians. VMRO-DPMNE is objecting that the proposed coalition between SDSM and three parties that represent ethnic Albanians will violate the rule of making ruling coalitions that represent the two largest ethnic communities,as it it would put the majority ethnic Macedonian community in the opposition, while nearly all ethnic Albanian parties support SDSM, which lost among ethnic Macedonians. VMRO-DPMNE has hinted that, if this rule is violated, in the future coalitions without ethnic Albanians, or with smaller ethnic Albanian parties may become possible.

VMRO-DPMNE also raised the issue of having the Speaker of the Parliament selected from the winning political party, regardless of the ruling coalition that may be formed. VMRO-DPMNE also again called on SDSM to reject the Tirana platform, prepared by the three ethnic Albanian parties that gave SDSM leader Zoran Zaev signatures to claim the mandate to form the next Government.