VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski strongly condemned the attempt by the Government’s “fake news tzar” Marjan Zabrcanec to delude the public over a shouting incident that happened during the Ilinden celebration in Krusevo.

The fake news claim coming from the Government was seen as especially worrying because it comes from a person who was named by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev as his point man to prepare broad new regulations that would limit freedom of expression.

We are reliving 1949, which we thought is part of our past and of a past political system. Attempts to introduce censorship are unacceptable. VMRO-DPMNE will use all available democratic tools to fight this Stalinist attempt by the Zaev Government to silence critical media outlets, Mickoski said.