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Talat Xhaferi opened the session in Albanian language

Photo credit: Aleksandar Ivanovski

Photo credit: Aleksandar Ivanovski

With an opening speech in Albanian language Talat Xhaferi opened Tuesday’s second parliamentary session with a single point on the agenda, election of a new government. Immediately thereafter, he addressed the MPs in Macedonian language and said that he will run the session  in Macedonian language.

The first remark was made by VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki, who said to MP Talat Xhaferi that he was violating the Law on languages, because a session in Albanian language can be run in a working body, but not in the Assembly. Xhaferi’s answer was that as long as he is referred to as  MP Talat Xhaferi,” he would exercise the right to deliver address in his native language.