DUI party official Artan Grubi is widely mocked in the public today following his exchange with VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. Mickoski fired the first shot, accusing officials of the SDSM – DUI coalition of being corrupt and having entered politics as paupers but now are millionaires.

Grubi responded yesterday, pointing to the fact that there are no serious corruption investigations against any DUI official, and claimed that VMRO also has officials who were poor when they went into politics but now are rich.

True, DUI is not under investigation. But this is precisely the part that caused mockery – the former terrorist organization has been indispensable in almost all Macedonian Governments since 2002, often playing the role of kingmaker, choosing between SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE. As a result, its officials are exempt not only from any criminal investigation, but also from being held accountable for the war crimes they carried out during the 2001 war.