VMRO-DPMNE’s vice president, Aleksandar Nikoloski, expressed absolute satisfaction with the outcomes of Monday’s meeting among political leaders and the amendments made to the Electoral Code in accordance with OSCE/ODIHR recommendations. In a TV appearance, Nikoloski highlighted the positive impact these amendments would have on the electoral process, emphasizing the logic behind merging presidential and parliamentary elections to prevent a prolonged freeze of state activities for 5-6 months.

He emphasized the financial benefits of holding both elections simultaneously, citing the initial proposal to align the elections on May 8 after Easter, acknowledging the consensus reached considering the cost implications of holding two election cycles in close proximity.

Regarding potential coalitions, Nikoloski clarified that VMRO-DPMNE would contemplate forming a coalition solely with Macedonia’s Albanian opposition bloc. He mentioned that DUI should transition into opposition status rather than being a part of a coalition.