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Osmani: Real deadline for constitutional amendments is end of Parliament's term

Osmani: Real deadline for constitutional amendments is end of Parliament's term

Skopje, 7 August 2023 (MIA) - Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is an optimist that the constitutional amendments will be adopted, noting that the Government's primary goal is November but the real deadline is the last day of the incumbent Parliament.

"I am an optimist it will happen. Of course, the primary goal is November because of the administrative calendar due to the screening, but the real deadline is the final day of the incumbent Parliament, namely up until the next elections. We will work until the last day to ensure support, considering there are no counter-arguments. I believe we have won the first battle, because we have not seen any resistance from experts or anyone else in regard to the content of the constitutional amendments," FM Osmani told Sitel.

According to him, there are no arguments against the constitutional revision and "this is the opposition calculating for the next elections".

On whether the need for constitutional revision will pass at the Parliament session set to begin on August 18, the FM says everything is now in the hands of the Speaker.

"He is the one to decide, in line with the Rules of Procedures and coordination meetings with MP groups. Based on what he said, he will hold off the vote after the debate ends, so that political parties are consulted," says Osmani.