The government has no right to make a mistake, it is important that Kovacevski will deliver first

Government of Dimitar Kovacevski
Election of the government of Dimitar Kovacevski / Photo: Free Press / Dragan Mitreski

SDSM is at a crossroads as a party and we will see if the new Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski will manage to enter the next parliamentary elections ready for a possible victory and extension of his term, says political analyst Blagojce Atanasoski.

Dimitar Kovacevski The day before yesterday, he officially took over the post of Prime Minister after the Assembly elected the new government with 62 votes. Kovacevski announced that he will start working immediately and that he expects efficient, honest and responsible governance from the ministers, and called on the opposition to cooperate for the benefit of the citizens.

Kovacevski said that the legitimacy of the new government is indisputable and that with the increased support of the majority it is sustainable in the next two and a half years, after the main point of the opposition in the two-day parliamentary debate on government election was to challenge the legitimacy of both Kovacevski and the new government. , and called for quick parliamentary elections.

- I clearly and loudly confirm that there will be elections, but in 2024. Until then, we will work dedicatedly in promoting the economy and the quality of life of the citizens of the country - said Kovacevski after the election of the new composition of the Government, led by SDSM.

To correct the shaky legitimacy

Political analysts appreciate that the old-new government will not have the right to make any mistakes if it wants to justify the trust of the citizens. It is important, they say, what will be that Kovacevski will deliver first, because the first steps are crucial.

The analyst Blagojce Atanasoski says it is true that legitimacy comes from the citizens, but still the government majority is created with the support of 61 MPs.

- I have mentioned several times that this "old-new" government, led by SDSM as a coalition pillar in power, will not have the right to literally make any mistakes, especially not in terms of corruption-nepotistic scandals, if it wants to correct its rule and to justify the trust of the citizens, ie to correct the shaken legitimacy after the defeat in the local elections. It is true that the legitimacy comes from the citizens, but still the government majority is created with the support of 61 MPs in the Assembly - says Atanasoski.

He adds that SDSM is at a crossroads as a party.

- We will see if the new Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski will manage and whether he will impose himself as head of the Government, to enter the next parliamentary elections, whether regular or early, with competitiveness in the elections for a possible victory and extension of his term - says Atanasoski.

De-escalation of the negative charge

According to Professor Nenad Markovic, with the election of the new government, there was a de-escalation of the negative charge it had after the local elections.

- Zaev and Kovacevski are completely different. I do not know if he was deliberately chosen because of that. Zaev had a dominant pathos to which some reacted with support, but to some it caused ridicule. However, Kovacevski is another type of politician. He finds it difficult to read emotions, difficult to read intentions and he is enigmatic. It is an enigma for the public and we will see how long it stays that way. It is important what it will deliver and the first impression is important. The first impression is not left twice. The first few steps you will take are crucial. Now Zaev and Filipce are gone, who were the most exposed and most exposed to criticism. There are new figures in their place and the negative charge disappears - Markovic told "Utrinski briefing".

Regarding the program, Atanasoski says that the announced projects should be implemented in order for the citizens to feel real qualitative progress in all social spheres of life.

- The accountability and work of the ministers should be a trademark, because it should be a feature of a country that aspires to join the EU - said Atanasoski.

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