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Zaev: I am open to dialogue, it never occurred to me to exert influence on institutions and courts

I have always supported the dialogue and finding solutions through a discussion. There are too many divisions in Macedonia and we all know that we should forgive ourselves. It absolutely never occurred to me to exert influence on the institutions or the courts, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Tuesday speaking at the plenary session over the motion for constitutional revision.

Replying to VMRO-DPMNE MP Krsto Jovanovski, who suggested leaders of the two major Macedonian parties to sit on the table and to make a decision on country’s future, Zaev explained that the name of the country is not changing, but it is only complemented.

“At the parliamentary elections the citizens give their confidence to the members of the parliament to make decisions. In regard to the name issue and agreement with Greece, we decided to return the legitimacy and to ask our people. Citizens that decided, came out to vote in the referendum and those who did not want to decide, stayed at home. Macedonia needs to make a further decision,” Zaev added.

MP Jovanovski said that he will vote against constitutional amendments, because among other things he does not believe in what is written in Prespa Agreement and additionally one of the conditions was not fulfilled in the referendum.

During today’s debate, MP Surija Rashiti from the Alliance for Albanians said that as a party they will support Macedonia’s integration into NATO, but that they will not give up idea the Albanian people to be equal.