The opposition made an 180 degrees turn on its own claims during the past few months, and on the leadership meeting they never mentioned the Bulgarian diktat, or that this Parliamentarian Assembly does not have the people’s mandate to make the amendments. At the leadership meeting, they accepted to join the Government with five ministerial positions, and only contested the participation of the largest ethnic Albanian party. If they persist on their latest position, absent of the nebulous claims that nebulous claims that we can join the EU only if we become Bulgarians, then the number of 80 MPs is not unattainable, Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview with Faktor.mk.
“I know very well what the negotiation framework contains, and what are the two opposing blocks’ positions. We have segments of seven other peoples inscribed into our Constitution for 22 years now, what harm may come to the Macedonian people and identity if we inscribe another six. Regretfully, the opposition decided to care more about its ratings than about the country’s strategic interests, and that is the only reason for the uncertainty whether the amendments will be adopted or not “, Pendarovski said, reminding that at the meeting between the Prime Minister and leader of the SDSM, Dimitar Kovachevski, and the leader of the VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, the largest opposition party accepted to enter the Government and lead five portfolios, and only expressed opposition to the participation of DUI in such a Government.