Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News today: 13

Nikoloski: We call on the Government to publish the constitutional amendments

Today we are visiting the municipality of Kisela Voda, the settlement Dracevo, the village of Dracevo and Pisojnica. Here we are meeting with people to discuss the current situation, primarily related to the referendum regarding the renaming of the Republic of Macedonia, to hear their positions and views, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said on Tuesday.

The citizens are really worried about everything that is happening, there is a huge resistance to this agreement.

Citizens, primarily ethnic Macedonians, do not accept it, they are against the renaming and changing of the Constitution, as well as the changing the national identity of the Macedonians. At the same time, questions are raised why, in the 10 days before the referendum, the government does not publish the constitutional amendments because the key part of the agreement is to change the Constitution, a change the Preamble, Articles 3 and 49, as well as change everywhere that says the Republic of Macedonia into the Republic of North Macedonia.

We are once again publicly asking why the government did not publish the amendments and what is the purpose of non-disclosure of the amendments? The explanation that they will work on that after the referendum does not hold, the explanation that time is needed also does not hold because it is about simple short amendments. Perhaps it is true what Prime Minister Zaev said, and that is that citizens will be scared if they see the amendments.


We call on the government to publish them, just so that the citizens can see them and see the great fear that the government is hiding from them, said Nikoloski.