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Talat Xhaferi refused to bow to the monuments of ASNOM and Nikola Karev (PHOTO)

Why did Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi break the protocol refusing to bow to the monuments of ASNOM and Nikola Karev at Thusrsday’s Ilinden celebration in Skopje? Employees in the parliamentary services confirm that, according to protocol, Talat Xhaferi should have done this, and say they were surprised by his move.

The Parliament Speaker’s Office told Republika that everything was as usual, that the protocol was not broken.

We agreed with the vice-presidents, because Vesel Memed led the parliament delegation in Krusevo, Goran Misovski in Pelince, to allow Frosina Remeski, as the only female vice-president, to lead the parliament delegation in Skopje. So, the Speaker was in front of the Cento monument, while Remenski in front of the monuments of ASNOM and Nikola Karev outside the Parliament’s building, the Office of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi told Republika.

The state protocol requires laying wreath in front of three monuments downtown Skopje, first in front of the monument of ASNOM in ‘Woman Fighter’ park, then in front of the monument of Nikola Karev outside the Parliament;s building and finally in fron of the monument of Metodija Andonov Cento on the square.

Talat Xhaferi refused to bow and pay homage to the monuments of ASNOM and Karev, and he met the other delegations and guests  in front of a restaurant on the square from where he headed to the monument to Cento.