UN Concerns on MacedoniaARCHIVE, UN NEWS Saturday, March 4th, 2017
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – United Nations are closely following the recent developments in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in the Western Balkans in general, Stephane Dujarric, chief UN spokesperson told Webpublicapress in a response to our UN correspondent (read here in Bosnian language).
President of Macedonia Georgi Ivanov has refused to give a mandate for formation of coalition government of Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties to opposition leader Zoran Zaev, social-democrat. The refusal is considered as a contribution to a further escalation of long-running political crisis in Macedonia.
“While the formation of a Government is an internal matter, we encourage all political parties to uphold constitutional standards and the rule of law”, Dujarric told WPP.
“We hope that countries of the region will continue to prioritize progress towards achieving high standards of democracy, rule of law, and economic welfare for their populations”.
Macedonian president Ivanov is political ally of the previous prime-minister Nikola Gruevsku of VMRO-DPMNE party. Gruevski served as country’s prime- from 27 August 2006 to 18 January 2016, and has led the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party since May 2003.
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