Election caravans and post-election coalitions

The installation of billboards for the presidential elections has begun / photo: "Sloboden Pechat" / Slobodan Djuric

As part of the campaign for the parliamentary elections, which started on Thursday, the candidates for MPs in the six constituencies will present their platforms to the citizens in several parts of the country today. At the same time, the campaign for the presidential elections continues, the first round of which will be held on Wednesday, April 24, while the second round should be held together with the parliamentary elections on May 8.

The candidate for president supported by the SDSM coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, will visit the residents of Novo Selo, Bosilovo, Vasilevo today as part of the election caravan, and will hold rallies in Radovish and Strumica.

The candidate for president of the state supported by VMRO-DPMNE, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, will present the program to the citizens in Makedonska Kamenica, Pehchevo, Berovo and Delchevo.

The presidential candidate Stevco Jakimovski and the coalition "Courage for Macedonia" will hold a rally in the Skopje settlement of Karposh, and the candidate for the president of the Movement ZNAM - Za nasha Macedonia Maksim Dimitrievski will present the program to the citizens in Resen, Pretor, Novaci and Bitola.

Within the framework of the third day of the campaign for parliamentary elections, the president of SDSM Dimitar Kovachevski will be among the citizens of Brvenica and Tetovo.

Last night from Ohrid and Struga, Kovacevski said that the EU is the only chance for the progress of the country.

- There is no stopping until we make Macedonia a part of Europe, there is no giving up until we bring Europe to Macedonia, there is no giving up on the future. The choice is clear - victorious European Macedonia, Kovacevski told the people of Ohrid.

From Struga, on the other hand, he emphasized that the country needs national unity for EU integration, instead of national unity for a moratorium, and that this is the right path for changes and that is exactly the decision that should be made in these elections.

Commenting on the speech of VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski from the rally in Ohrid, on Thursday, about Macedonian unity and moratoriums, he said that more and more people realize that the only moratorium in, as he emphasized, Mickoski's head is the moratorium on the integration of country in the EU.

We positioned North Macedonia in NATO membership and that is the biggest success since independence. We have also started negotiations on EU membership. We do not need a new Constitution and new e

The candidate for president, Stevo Pendarovski, emphasized last night to the residents of Butel that the path to the EU is the only truly correct path, which will not bring us back to the Balkan uncertainty.

Regarding the offer of the president of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, to form a coalition with Levica and ZNAM, according to Pendarovski, it is everyone's democratic choice, but Mickoski's coalition offer on the first day of the parliamentary election campaign shows that he is asking for help.

- We don't ask for help from a friend in the middle of a campaign. It seems to me that this is a clear sign of weakness, because Mr. Mickoski knows what awaits him on April 24 and May 8. Otherwise, why would he ask for help from the outside?, asked Pendarovski.

The candidate for the president of ZNAM, Maxim Dimitrievski, said last night from Veles that they will not form a coalition, nor will they talk to anyone about a future coalition without first signing and defining the red lines for the state.

He also said that the current opposition, and yesterday's government, are making some offers for a national strategy, which, as he reminded, is the idea of ​​ZNAM. Dimitrievski emphasizes that the first j

- I want to send a message, because we said that with this current leadership of the SDSM, which has made a lot of mistakes towards the people and Macedonia, there is no theoretical chance to discuss a future coalition. But I want to send a message to those who were in power before. That before they sit down with us at the table, they will have to clear up the basic problem with them and everything that means backlogged corrupt acts from the previous government, because we have no intention of exchanging the same for each other, said Dimitrievski.

He told Mickoski to be careful about what, how and in what way he presents his and to be careful about what offers he makes, because for the members of ZNAM the word has weight.

The candidate for president from the European Front led by DUI, Bujar Osmani, yesterday from Saraj, promised the young people that if he is elected president, he will create a state in which, regardless of ethnicity, everyone will have the opportunity to realize their dreams.

Earlier, at a meeting with the Chambers of Commerce, he announced that he would propose the creation of a national council for economic growth, in which representatives of political parties and economic stakeholders would be members, and which would function as a kind of state management board with the aim of achieving a state consensus regarding key issues. parameters and regulations for an accelerated and sustainable development.

The candidate for president supported by VMRO-DPMNE Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, at the Kriva Palanka rally, said that the most important battle that must start on the 24th is the uncompromising fight against corruption and crime.

She emphasized that when they criticize DUI, they do not criticize Albanians. - When we criticize the decisions of the coalition, we do not start from ethnic or religious impulses, but from their deep involvement in corruption and crime, said Siljanoska-Davkova.

Highlighting the role of the president, Siljanovska Davkova pointed out that many laws were passed before Pendarovski that he had to veto, but he did not do so and that it is time for the citizens to veto them.

- For eight years, the president has been calling for a vetting. This means either a general re-election or the other form of vetting, when an evaluation or re-evaluation of all candidates should be done in terms of assets or in terms of actions. But to advocate for something three times and not take a single step towards it, I think it warns you that you should veto yourself what you promise and do not fulfill, said Siljanovska Davkova.

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, at the rally in Kriva Palanka, called for national unity to the opposition.

- We live in difficult times. The state is in chaos, institutions are paralyzed, apathy and disappointment is felt everywhere. Trust in politicians has been lost, because the will of the people has been tricked many times. Nothing works. Macedonia has been taken from the hands of the winners, and the citizens are rightly skeptical about whether that can be changed, Mickoski said.

According to him, these elections are the last chance for salvation, changes are possible and within reach.

The candidate for the president of GROM Stevco Jakimovski assessed that Levica and ZNAM are becoming part of VMRO-DPMNE and an extended arm of this coalition.

- Fortunately, the masks have finally fallen. Hristijan Mickoski publicly announced that he will no longer attack Levica, ZNAM, or Mr. Maksim Dimitrievski, which means that they have become a public coalition from a secret, and this clearly shows that they have already harmonized their views regarding changing the Constitution and regarding with the entry of the Bulgarians into the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, and probably they have also agreed on changing the Constitution and electing a president in the Assembly, as demanded by the Albanian parties in the Republic of Macedonia, said Jakimovski.

The GROM mayoral candidate for Karposh, Stevcho Jakimovski, announced free transportation for citizens from the settlements of Trnodol, Ždanec and Sredno Nerezi to the boulevard "Partisan Detachments".

The presidential elections will be held on Wednesday, and pre-election rallies have been announced for the weekend in Skopje, which is why the Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced that a special traffic regime will be introduced in the central city area.

Today in the premises of the State Election Commission, the members of the election boards who have to go abroad due to the voting of the diaspora who will vote the day before the elections, when the sick and infirm persons and the prisoners will also vote.

Yesterday, the president of the State Election Commission, Aleksandar Dashtevski, said in an interview for the national service that the SEC is ready to conduct fair, democratic and credible elections and that the initial unofficial results are expected by midnight.

The President of the State Election Commission, Aleksandar Dashtevski, says that the SEC is ready to conduct fair, democratic and credible elections. The SEC also expects the elections to go well

From today, as he announced, the distribution of the confidential and non-confidential election material will begin to the municipal election commissions, who then need to deliver the material to the election boards. The schools where the voting will be held on Wednesday will work the day before at 11:XNUMX a.m., after which the election materials will begin to be distributed.

The campaign so far, according to the head of the SEC, is within the rules of the game and no more serious incidents and attacks have been recorded so far. n

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