Tag: sdsm
Macedonia 02.06.20 | 23:01

Nikoloski: elections only after the epidemic has been put under control

VMRO-DPMNE is eager that we hold elections, but that can only happen after the coronavirus epidemic has been put under control, said the opposition party’s Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. He blamed the ruling SDSM party of reckless conduct as it insisted to hold a pre-election campaign, and...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 18:27

Our way or the highway: SDSM now threatens they will cancel elections for the whole of 2020 if we don’t vote in July

SDSM spokesman Kostadin Kostadinov threatened that elections may be canceled altogether and not happen in 2020 at all, unless they take place in July 5, as the ruling party insists. The 2016 elections took place on December 11, but the parties agreed to hold early elections in April, that have now been...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 13:23

SDSM – new Covid-19 hotspot, half party goes into isolation after Zekiri tests positive for the virus

With so far two of the party’s top officials infected, the interim prime minister again forced to sit isolated at home, all MP candidates in an entire electoral district are into self-isolation, as well as many other members, SDSM is becoming a new cluster of coronavirus cases. Health Minister...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 10:04

Despite the coronavirus spike, SDSM demands elections take place in early July

The ruling SDSM party issued a press release demanding that elections take place as soon as possible. This echoes recent comments from top SDSM officials such as Radmila Sekerinska and Oliver Spasovski, with the similar message, that fly in the face of the difficult coronavirus situation in the country. By...

Macedonia 31.05.20 | 15:46

Zekiri recently said that he attended a party meeting: Will SDSM leadership be ordered into isolation?

SDSM Vice President Muhamed Zekiri informed today that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Three days ago, he participated in a TV debate on TV 24, and at the very beginning of the show, he stated that he was coming from a meeting with the party leadership of SDSM. The question that now arises is...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 23:37

DUI official says that the parties are negotiating an election date in early July

Izet Mexhiti from the DUI party said that the differences in the talks between the main parties about the next elections have boiled down to several days in July. Whether it is July 5 or July 12, it’s a matter of days, and we can find a mutually acceptable solution, Mexhiti said. Earlier, another...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 09:09

Colonel Kovacki speaks out against SDSM attempts to paint VMRO as anti-Western

In an interview with Alfa TV, army Colonel Dragan Kovacki, who is a candidate at the coming general elections for VMRO-DPMNE, spoke out strongly against the attempts to paint the opposition party as opposed to NATO and the European Union. Kovacki said that it’s laughable when such claims come from...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 15:41

VMRO-DPMNE claims that SDSM is wiretapping and following opposition leaders

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski said that the ruling SDSM party is abusing the police for surveillance of opposition officials, just as it is using the judiciary for politically driven trials. Arsovski pointed to Toni Janevic, head of the covert buraeu of the large BJB uniformed police department,...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 19:17

Janusev: SDSM won’t be able to threaten its way to elections in June

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev said that the public clearly agrees with the opposition party that elections should take place later in the year, in August or September. Janusev spoke with Sitel TV as it presented a poll showing that most voters would like to vote in September or even later...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 12:00

Attempt to remove the video revealing SDSM activists bribing voters from Facebook

The video showing SDSM party activists bribing poor voters in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica, was promptly removed from Facebook in an apparent attempt to censor it. It shows SDSM activists noting that the packages with aid come from their party leader Zoran Zaev, in a clear attempt to get the recipients...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 22:46

SDSM activists filmed distributing pre-election bribes in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica

A video revealing how SDSM party activists are buying votes in the poor Roma neighborhood in Strumica was shared online today. The video reveals a large number of food packages being distributed, and the name of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev is heard in the tape. It’s clear that the shipment is...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 20:05

SDSM campaigns in the midst of the epidemic, distributes packages with masks stamped with the party logo

Officials from the ruling SDSM party began distributing face masks in packages stamped with their party logo “We can”. Party official Mila Carovska herself posted a photo of an event she held in Skopje’s Karpos district. Despite recommendations to keep distance and reduce unnecessary...

Macedonia 21.05.20 | 22:09

VMRO condemns Zaev’s pressure over the State Electoral Commission

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party strongly condemned the pressures aimed at the State Electoral Commission (SEC) by the SDSM led Government, meant to get it to accept that elections are take place before it is safe. SEC President Oliver Derkovski today said that he is under direct pressure that elections...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 23:04

VMRO: SDSM sends mixed messages – wants elections but calls for an extension of the state of emergency

The request from the SDSM led Government to extend the state of emergency for a month, and President Pendarovski’s decision to grant it for two weeks, are proof that the SDSM party is sending mixed messages, said the VMRO-DPMNE party. On one hand, SDSM is calling for early elections in June or...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 10:59

VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM push for elections in June will cost lives

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party accused SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev of pushing for early elections that will cost voters their lives. Zaev demands that the elections take place in June or early July, counting that the low turnout, as well as reasons linked to the economy and the treaty with Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 10.05.20 | 13:24

Poll: VMRO leads ahead of SDSM

A poll conducted by Market Vision and the MKD.mk news site shows that the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party leads ahead of SDSM with 14,6 percent of votes against 13 percent. Among ethnic Macedonian voters the difference is even greater, with 21,5 percent opting for VMRO and just 14,2 percent supporting SDSM....

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 15:16

SDSM acts irresponsibly, first it said health is most important and then gave dates for elections, Mickoski tells “Fokus”

You will not hear hypocritical policy from us, that is, to say that we do not want elections, and then give dates to the public as SDSM does, VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with “Fokus”. On the one hand, they say health is the most important thing for them, and...

News 07.05.20 | 12:57

SDSM push for early elections and rule by decree collides with Venice Commission rules

In its push to hold early elections as soon as possible, before the coronavirus epidemic has been resolved, the SDSM led Government is about to collide with recommendations made from the Venice Commission again. SDSM already violated recommendations from the leading Council of Europe legal authority,...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 11:25

VMRO accuses SDSM of undertesting for Covid-19

VMRO-DPMNE has accused the SDSM led Government of deliberately reducing the number of coronavirus tests that are being conducted in order to create a public impression that the epidemic is receding. Numbers of newly infected citizens have dropped in the past few weeks, and the Government is placing an...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 10:24

VMRO-DPMNE calls out SDSM for purchasing luxury food items for its Government officials during a major economic crisis

VMRO-DPMNE called out the SDSM led Government about its procurement of luxury food items in the midst of the economic crisis. The contracts calls for offers to purchase 2 tons of wine, over 130 liters of bourbon and whiskey, 30 liters of champagne and vodka, on top of a previous call for seafood. The...

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