Macedonia’s Govt, Opposition to Try to Defuse Tensions at Thursday Meet - Report

Southeast Europe | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 18:54|  views

Macedonian citizens protest in front of Parliament building, demanding resignation of PM Nikola Gruevski, Skopje, Macedonia, 6 May 2015.

The leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia will meet on Thursday in a bid to reduce the political tensions, the country’s private TV channel Telma has reported.

The meeting will bring together Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (VMRO-DPMNE), his government coalition partner Ali Ahmeti, leader of the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), as well as the leader of opposition Social Democrats (SDSM) Zoran Zaev and Menduh Thaci, who is leading the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA).

The meeting has been initiated by representatives of the international community as a compromise solution to opening a dialogue for resolving the current political crisis in Macedonia, Telma said on Wednesday.

None of the political parties mentioned by Telma has confirmed or denied its news report by Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the day Macedonia’s Parliament endorsed changes in the cabinet and the security service UBK proposed by Gruevski.

 


Tags: macedonia, dialogue, VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, DUI, DPA, Gruevski, Zaev, Thaci, Ahmeti

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