Kovachevski: Elections in May, clear coalition agreement with DUI, AA has capacity to be part of European coalition
Prilep, 20 November 2023 (MIA) - I believe there is enough room to hold the elections in May, in their regular slot, whereas the final positions of political parties will be communicated once theire is broad consensus in the Parliament, said Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski on Monday.
PM Kovachevski told reporters that SDSM and DUI have a clear coalition agreement, whereas the Alliance of Albanians (AA) has the capacity to discuss on an economically prosperous state and a society governed by social justice and democracy, free media and rule of law, which represent the foundations of a broad coalition front.
According to him, talks on finalization of the Electoral Code and incorporation of all OSCE/ODIHR recommendations are ongoing, and the solution would soon enter Government and subsequently Parliament procedure.
"We will hear a good deal of information of interest for the citizens and media in the period leading up to the elections. Some will be true but most of them will be false. We have a clear coalition agreement with DUI that was made public in 2020. Of course, modalities of this agreement are being discussed, but the goal of a European coalition is the key aspect unifying the parties at the next elections. All details and appointments will be shared with the public as they are passed by the parties' official bodies," said Kovachevski.
He said the vision of a modern society and a modern state is of crucial importance when making coalitions.
"It is not about convincing someone, but sharing the values of a modern society and state, economic prosperity, social justice, democracy, media freedom, and rule of law at a much higher level than present. These are the fundamentals when building coalitions. I believe AA has the capacity to tackle these topics when discussing future coalitions. Nevertheless, the official party bodies take decisions in this regard," underlined Kovachevski.