Macedonian Parliament Rejects Motion for Impeachment of President Gjorge Ivanov

Southeast Europe | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 22:35|  views

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. File photo by EPA/BGNES

Macedonia’s parliament has rejected a motion to launch a procedure for the impeachment of President Gjorge Ivanov over his decision to revoke the amnesty he granted to politicians involved in a massive wiretapping scandal in April.

The motion submitted by opposition MPs was rejected in a 47-35 vote in the 123-seat assembly, MIA reported on Tuesday.

The proposal to launch impeachment proccedings against President Ivanov needed a two-thirds majority to pass.


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