Yesterday, we had a long and several-hour meeting of the Executive Committee of the party, we discussed all possible scenarios, we anticipated the possible behavior of the government and we made a decision that the initiative for a referendum declaration of the citizens should be a priority above all priorities. We think that if the Government is wise and if it really values the opinion of the citizens because they are sovereign, sovereignty comes from the citizens, they will respect their request to hold such a referendum, said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, during Friday’s visit to St. Nikole answering a media question about the VMRO-DPMNE EC’s decision on a referendum on the negotiating framework.
Mickoski stressed that the issue will be further known to the public, and because in the period that follows, consultation processes will be conducted with experts from the field, from the field of referendum declaration, constitutional and international law in order to reach a solution.
“I hope that it will be as a procedure first accepted by Parliament Speaker Xhaferi in the Parliament and then we will collect 150 thousand signatures and come out with such a statement. But I will say once again what I have been saying for the past few days that we need to focus on the problem, these are three separate processes,” Mickoski said.