The Government took a stand that it was considering the proposal of VMRO-DPMNE to buy terminals with fingerprints for conducting the census, only for Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska to dismiss it hours later with the opposite position that they did not accept the proposal, said the main opposition party on Monday and demanded from the ruling SDSM to decide and take a stand.
“It’s unacceptable that the Government has no unified position on the census. We understand that there are inter-party divisions within SDSM that result in disunited position, but SDSM needs to understand that they can’t sabotage important processes because of their factions. The Government needs to explain who is running the show – is it Zaev or Shekerinska? And they both need to understand that the census is an important statistical operation that is badly needed in our country so we can formulate mid and long term policies. It needs to be accurate, and not subjected to political pressures. VMRO-DPMNE again points out that we will not accept a census that is one-sided, conducted by the Government without a broader consensus,” VMRO-DPMNE said in its press release.