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VMRO-DPMNE and Worth It working groups conclude first meeting in coalition talks

VMRO-DPMNE and Worth It working groups conclude first meeting in coalition talks

Skopje, 16 May 2024 (MIA) - VMRO-DPMNE and the Worth It coalition working groups tasked with discussing the creation of the new government concluded their first meeting Thursday at VMRO-DPMNE's headquarters. Participants unofficially assessed the meeting positively, with the parties expected to issue a press release over the conclusions from the meeting.

In a brief statement before the beginning of the meeting, Azir Aliu, a member of Arben Taravari’s wing of the Alliance for Albanians, said the meeting would focus on the methodology and dynamics of the working groups.

Aliu told media that the groups are likely to have more concrete discussions, including over personnel decisions, at the next meeting.

He dismissed media reports that the Worth It coalition could increase the number of seats it holds in Parliament as speculation.

According to reports from VMRO-DPMNE, their working group consists of the party’s vice presidents – Vlado Misajlovski, Aleksandar Nikolovski, TImcho Mucunski and Gordana Dimitrovska-Kochovska.

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hrisitjan Mickoski alongside the party’s vice presidents, met with the leaders of the Worth It coalition – Izet Mexhiti, Afrim Gashi, Bilall Kasami and Arben Taravari – on May 14, when they officially launched negotiations for the creation of a government coalition.

According to the preliminary results released by SEC, VMRO-DPMNE's Your Macedonia coalition won 58 seats in the parliamentary elections, DUI’s European Front coalition won 19 seats, SDSM’s Coalition for European Future won 18, the Worth It coalition won 13, and ZNAM and Levica won 6 seats each.  

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