Skopje, 17 March 2020 (MIA) – The leaders of the political parties agreed unanimously that the health and safety of the citizens is above all and decided that it is necessary to postpone the early parliamentary elections, originally scheduled on April 12, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Tuesday.
According to him, a legal way should be sought to postpone the elections without violating the Constitution and the laws.
“Legal experts are expected to meet with President Stevo Pendarovski to say what they think. I believe there is no legal basis for Parliament to reconvene. Other ways should be sought,” Mickoski stated after today’s leaders’ meeting.
At the meeting, he said, unconstitutional proposals were put forward for Parliament to reconvene, citing past experiences. But, we said that those experiences from the past cannot be compared with what is the reality today in Macedonia.
“As a result, the party believes that it is necessary after the meeting, experts on constitutional law to find a legal basis on which a decision will be founded to postpone the early parliamentary elections,” Mickoski said.
As regards measures to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, he said, VMRO-DPMNE said it isn’t necessary to declare state of emergency now. “Even though it is regulated in the Constitution, there is no law on state of emergency that regulates how the institutions should function,”
“Instead, we should start considering introducing 30-day crisis situation nationwide. Crisis situation is regulated under the law on crisis management,” Mickoski explained.
VMRO-DPMNE, he noted, remains proactive with its own contribution to curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
“We should be also thinking about adopting economic measures that would somewhat help the economy repaid the damage done by the coronavirus pandemic,” the opposition leader said.
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