VMRO-DPMNE has filed a no-confidence motion against Deputy PM Ljupcho Nikolovski, in charge of the fight against corruption, and Justice Minister Bojan Marichikj, VMRO-DPMNE MP Gordana Siljanovska Davkova announced on Monday.
She called the recent Transparency International ranking a ‘shock equal to earthquake.’
“We are witnessing intensified “seismic activity” in Macedonia these days, there are “earthquakes” every day, but we are also facing a shock that came from Transparency International because being on the 111th place on the list of corruption it means to be in free fall, it means to separate, tectonically, from the European political, democratic and legal soil and to move to Eurasia and Africa in the company of Mongolia, Panama, Sierra Leone. Maybe this is the moment for catharsis. Why am I saying this? Because you can find a similar phenomenon only in literature in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno,” the opposition MP said.
According to her, the formation of a separate ministry is ‘institutional illusionism’ if the country is ranked 111th.
Regarding Minister Marichikj, calling him ‘minister of injustice, Siljanovska Davkova criticized him for not being able to ‘notice that corruption is penetrating in the past four years.’
“We are a rare example of a government that has a minister with a special task to fight corruption. In the case where we are ranked 111th, the establishment of a special ministry, according to me, is an institutional illusion. You think that if you form an institution, the problem will solve itself. When it comes to the Minister of Justice, in this case through the prism of this shameful ranking, a minister of injustice, then the question also arises, how is it possible not to predict this event because nothing happens from yesterday to today, it can be seen in these four years how corruption has deepened,” she said.