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Civil initiative to dispute constitutionality of Talat Xhaferi’s election as Parliament speaker

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The civil initiative “For United Macedonia” has said on Tuesday it will file a motion to the Constitutional Court to review the constitutionality of the process conducted to elect Talat Xhaferi as Parliament Speaker.

The civic initiative called the process ‘an act carried out completely against the Constitution and laws.’

“We believe the Constitutional Court will perform its duty in a professional manner and will not let in silent occupation to grip our country with attempts that not only violate the Constitution of Macedonia, but that also shatter the foundations of the independence of the country,” Bogdan Ilievski of For United Macedonia told a news conference Monday.

For United Macedonia has been staging protests across the country for nearly 80 demanding denouncement of the so called Tirana Platform.

The civil initiative in the coming period, he said, will change and enhance its forms of resistance that will include protests and some other mechanisms.

Ilievski said protests would be staged ‘if necessary’ and their energy would be directed towards ‘finding legal ways to wage their battle.’