Saturday, January 12, 2013

Macedonian opposition calls for early elections

SKOPJE -- Several thousands of Macedonians took part in a protest march in Skopje on Saturday, demanding early parliamentary elections.
The protest was organized by the Macedonian opposition.
Social Democratic Alliance of Macedonia (SDSM) leader Branko Crvenkovski told the protesters that the only solution to the political crisis in Macedonia was to call early parliamentary elections.

“We are not tired, we have not lost our will, we are not scared and there are more of us. We are more determined and convinced every day that our fight is right,” Crvenkovski said.

He added that citizens had given the government mandate to run the country, “not to beat up MPs and journalists”.

“Let the people decide at fair and democratic elections what kind of Macedonia they want, like this or a free, prosperous and democratic state,” Crvenkovski stressed.

The protesters called on the government to resign and call early parliamentary elections.

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