VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski told TV Telma that VMRO-DPMNE will stand on its principled positions regarding the holding of the early parliamentary elections at the leaders’ meeting.
“I refuse to bargain over this issue. We need to hear from healthcare officials first, from doctors who can estimate the risks to voters, and then we can determine the date for the next elections. We also need to hear from the head of the State Electoral Commission, who knows best how long he needs to prepare early elections. There is the opinion of the Venice Commission, that recommends giving 60 days before the state of emergency has been lifted to hold elections. We want to have elections this summer and we want to have elections that won’t endanger lives,” Mickoski said.