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Gruevski: I will not let my people down, I will not vote for constitutional changes (video)

I will not support the constitutional changes. I will not let the people down, the people have said their opinion, this was stated by the former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski asked by the journalists whether he is likely to be saved from serving the prison sentence if he votes in the Parliament, given that talks on a two-thirds majority are in progress.

The ex-Prime Minister said that he would use all the legal measures available to him and his lawyers.

He thinks that the whole “Tank” case is a political process against him and that the President of the Appellate court gave instructions to the judges, something he pointed out at a press conference that he held in the Parliament.

“As you know, it is political repression and a politically-staged process that is ongoing. The only thing that changed after my press conference in Parliament is that they postponed it for after the referendum, instead of before the referendum,” Gruevski told reporters outside a courthouse during a break of another trial in which he is one of the defendants.

He also said that political pressure is being exerted on the court, referring to the statement of the acting President of the Appellate court that his verdict should have been confirmed.

“It is a classic political persecution, accused of soliciting the purchase of a vehicle in order, besides the others, to use it for my own purposes, Gruevski said.

Gruevski has not yet received the decision from the Appellate court. He learned that the second-instance court confirmed the prison sentence while sitting in a courtroom at a hearing in the Titanic case in which he is one of the defendants.