Former Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski warned in Facebook post that Zoran Zaev, the Prime Minister, is making a typical spin with the term early elections in October 2020.

As a longtime Parliament Speaker of the Republic of Macedonia who has scheduled a number of presidential, parliamentary and local elections, I would like to share with the public that according to Article 63 paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia “The elections for Members of Parliament are held in the last 90 days of the mandate of the old parliamentary composition or within 60 days of the Parliament dissolution”. Since the mandate of this parliamentary composition started on December 30, 2016, it means that every election date after October 1, 2020 is a regular election date and then the Electoral Code rules regular elections apply and the Parliament Speaker schedules the elections without dissolving the Parliament, Veljanoski wrote.