Skopje,3 July 2020 (MIA) – Ten days before July 15 early parliamentary elections, political parties continue campaigning activities promising legal state, zero corruption, higher wages, investments in healthcare, infrastructure, economy and agriculture, support to young people.
The SDSM-led coalition “We can” at Thursday’s rallies, focused on meeting strategic goals – NATO membership and the start of EU accession negotiations, promising investments in healthcare sector.
The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party promised a rule of law, zero tolerance policy and an examination of the origin of all politicians’ property.
Albanian parties on Thursday focused on investment in youth, quality education and free healthcare services.
In less than three years we made bold decisions which paved our way for NATO membership and a decision allowing us to start negotiations with the EU, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev told Thursday an election campaign panel in Kochani.
“We have joined NATO and I expect the country to open the EU negotiations chapters in September or October, which will also open our access to EU funds. When some decisions required courage, we’d made them and today we see the results in every segment,” he said.
Zaev said the third electoral district, which also includes Kochani, is very important. “I expect SDSM to win comfortably here.”
Kochani, he said, is known for its river bridges and we have been building bridges of friendship with our neighbors Greece and Bulgaria. “I believe we will succeed in implementing our agenda ahead, because the citizens have always known to make the right decision and get on the right track,” the SDSM leader noted.
The coming elections are no ordinary elections. It will be a decisive moment to choose from two concepts, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski told supporters in Tetovo.
“A decisive moment whether to choose injustice, humiliation, shame, crime and corruption or dignity, people who love their homeland, who love Macedonia and respect diversity,” he said at the campaign event.
Mickoski said he was confident VMRO-DPMNE would record landslide victory on July 15.
“We’ll return Macedonia to the people and then we’ll roll up our sleeves to renew our homeland, because it gave us everything we have,” the opposition leader said.
He criticized the ruling party for failing to deliver on its promises in the past 30 months.
According to the project “Renewal”, Mickoski said, we promise to raise minimum wage and pensions by at least 25 per cent, to reconstruct at least 1,000 km of roads, and to implement at least 1,000 projects, policies and measures where there is something for everyone.
DUI candidate for first Albanian prime minister, Naser Ziberi, has promised support for young married couples up to the age of 35 and the development of a preschool education network.
The Alliance for Albanians (AA)-Alternativa coalition held Thursday an election rally in downtown Debar. Changes are coming on July 15 that will restore the dignity of the Albanians and the other citizens as well, urged all speakers at the event.
Addressing the rally, Alliance for Albanians leader Zijadin Sela presented the election program. “Everything we’d written will be applied because it’s high time for renewal to begin. The Albanians have one life to live and they want to live it with dignity,” he said among other things, vowing his coalition would initiate revision of all staged political trials and holding criminally responsible all who had broken the law.
Political parties resume election campaign on Friday. “We Can” coalition is to visit Gazi Baba and Tearce. VMRO-DPMNE MP candidates to visit Shuto Orizari, Sopishte, Butel and Karposh municipalities. First Albanian PM candidate Naser Ziberi to present DUI’s youth policy. Alliance for Albanians and Alternativa “Time is Now” coalition and GDU will hold press conferences.