Tuesday’s session in the Parliament lasted for more than 12 hours with several hours’ breaks.
VMRO-DPMNE and Levica MPs staged a walkout earlier on Tuesday after previously noting that the verification of new MPs’ mandates is not in line with Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.
According to VMRO-DPMNE, the verification is performed on the basis of the report of the SEC, and on the proposal of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandate-Immunity Issues, and not on the proposal of the Verification Commission.
“SDSM verifies mandates contrary to the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament and its Article 17, which clearly states that the MPs who will become MPs from the list of candidates for the rest of the mandate the Parliament performs at the next session based on the SEC report, and after proposal of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandate Immunity Issues, and not on the proposal of the Verification Commission, as it does today,” VMRO-DPMNE said in a statement.
SDSM pointed out that the opposition’s actions will prevent the verification of mandates of new MPs and lead to dysfunctional Parliament and another crisis.
Alliance for Albanians and Alternativa MPs also walked out of Parliament, citing the fact they have been there for 12 hours as an excuse and requested that the session resumes Wednesday.