It’s a good thing that after nine months of no communication, VMRO-DPMNE has decided to thaw relations with the President, which can lead to more productive political dialogue, President Stevo Pendarovski told Deutsche Welle. He added that productive dialogue is lacking in North Macedonia.
VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Wednesday that he spoke over the phone with President Stevo Pendarovski and agreed on a meeting this Friday focusing on the people sentenced in the April 27 case, and current economic and political developments in the country.
Mickoski told the briefing that relations with the Pendarovski would thaw, because “the country urgently needs dialogue among political stakeholders”.
VMRO-DPMNE froze its communication with the President after Pendarovski decided to give the government mandate to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev after last year’s early parliamentary elections.
“We came to a joint conclusion that today MP Zoran Zaev expressed confidence that he will work on creating a parliamentary majority. I will refer to several statements of Pendarovski, who said that he will give the mandate after receiving the assurance of a formed parliamentary majority. Secondly, I will refer to his statement that he will call the leaders, and that did not happen. And third, Pendarovski said he would not give a mandate to persons involved in affairs. Unfortunately, Pendarovski today refuted all that in one sentence, after he decided to give the mandate to Zaev, who does not have a parliamentary majority,” said Mickoski last August.