Election campaign heats up in Republic of Macedonia

Written by on November 24, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Election campaign heats up in Republic of Macedonia
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Macedonia’s VMRO-DPMNE, led by former PM Nikola Gruevski, is accusing the opposition leader, Zoran Zaev of planning to federalise the country by making the Albanian language the second official language in the entire territory of the country.

Criticism has also been launched due to the fact that in several electoral offices of the Macedonian opposition led by SDSM, the Albanian flag is present, because among the candidates there are also three Albanians and SDSM is attempting to attract votes from the second biggest community in the country.

“They’re ready to do everything, make all sorts of concessions, they want to tolerate on the issue of the dual language in all of the country with the only aim of winning an extra seat. This is why we need 63 MPs”, said leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski during his meetings with supporters of the party.

But, on the other hand, his opponent, Zaev says that Gruevski is playing the nationalist card and that he was the mastermind of the federalization of the country.

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