“Now is the Time” coalition held Saturday evening a rally in Struga. It addressed the idea of forming a future government after the rival party at the Albanian electorate DUI set a precedent as a condition for coalition – the future Macedonian government to be led by an Albanian regardless of the election results achieved.
Alliance for Albanians leader Ziadin Sela talked at the rally among other things about the idea of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE leaders, Zoran Zaev and Hristijan Mickoski, to exclude Albanians from the new government.
“I hear that Zaev and Mickoski are ready to form a government made up only of Macedonians. Let me tell you loud and clear, if you form a government of exclusively Macedonian representatives, we’ll form our own government of Albanians,” Sela said at the Struga rally.
Sela’s statement follows an idea expressed by Zaev in a TV duel with Mickoski earlier this week, in response to a question about the condition of his coalition partner DUI’s Ali Ahmeti, in support of forming a government only if their candidate Naser Ziberi is appointed prime minister.
SDSM leader during the duel on TV 24 on Tuesday night at one point asked the leader of VMRO-DPMNE support from VMRO-DPMNE MPs to form a government.
Mickoski responded that VMRO-DPMNE will lead the next government and there are others who are part of the coalition “We Can” and who are part of the parliamentary lists and express themselves a desire in the future to support the policies of VMRO-DPMNE.
“Math is not your good side. This math is also good for the municipal organizations of SDSM, but after July 15, VMRO-DPMNE will not need more than one or two MPs to form a government, and there are more who want to support the policies of VMRO-DPMNE during this election period,” Mickoski said.