Тhe vast majority of citizens believe that there is an agreement between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and former director of the Security and Counterintelligence Directorate (UBK) Sasho Mijalkov, who was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison on Friday, but more than half believe he will not to serve the full sentence, showed a survey conducted by the SIA VISTA Institute for Strategies, Research and Analysis.
A survey of 929 respondents between February 26th and 28th, taking into account the demographic structure and ethnicity of all six constituencies, found that citizens had a built-in view of the affair over the recent two-day disappearance of the former secret police chief before the verdict in the “Target Fortress” case.
Thus, as many as 63.4 percent of the respondents answered that there was a “firm agreement” between Zaev and Mijalkov, while 31.5 percent are convinced that “there was no agreement”. Only 3.7 percent of respondents refused to answer and 1.4 percent had no answer.
Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski is responsible for Zaev’s escape, according to 49.3 percent, while 30.4 percent blame the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime, 15 percent blame the judiciary, and 4 percent of the respondents said that no one was guilty in this case.