Macedonia’s electoral campaign dominated by seductive economic and social offers

At the start of the electoral campaign in Macedonia on April 5, political parties unveiled their programmes and social and economic offers to attract voters.

The biggest Macedonian party, VMRO-DPMNE, and prime minister Nikola Gruevski presented an ambitious programme full of economic and social promises and promises for the opening of new jobs and plants.

Gruevski said that his party will implement 2000 new projects if he wins the elections.

“We promise 64 000 new jobs and the opening of more than 30 plants. We will increase subsidies, loans and financial aid for the opening of new businesses for young people. During the four-year term in office, there will be a 20 per cent increase in salaries, foreign investments will be attracted and we will implement capital and infrastructural projects,” Gruevski promised at the start of the electoral campaign.

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(Macedonia’s parliament in Skopje. Photo: