Ahmeti explained the decision to resign by saying that VMRO-DPMNE’s support for constitutional changes was conditioned by the departure of DUI from the Government.
Ministers of the Albanian party Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) submitted their conditional resignations to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovačevski, which will come into effect when the opposition VMRO DPMNE votes for amendments to introduce Bulgarians into the Constitution.
This was announced by the leader of the largest Albanian party in North Macedonia, Ali Ahmeti, who published a letter to the coalition partner, Prime Minister and leader of SDSM, Dimitar Kovačevski, on Facebook, reports Beta.
Ahmeti explained the decision to resign by saying that VMRO-DPMNE’s support for constitutional changes was conditioned by the exit of DUI from the Government and pointed out that this is necessary because the country is in a critical phase of the European integration process, and the ruling Albanian party “takes responsibility and responsible steps”.
VMRO-DPMNE demands early elections
The exit of DUI from the Government of North Macedonia, as the media reminds, was set as a condition by VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski at a meeting with Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski in the Club of Representatives in Skopje on June 7.
The ruling coalition has begun the process of constitutional amendments to introduce Bulgarians into the Constitution in order to fulfill this obligation to continue negotiations with the European Union by the end of November, but, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the DUI Bujar Osmani, it lacks eight votes for the required two-thirds majority in parliament. with 120 seats.
In July 2022, North Macedonia began the first phase of negotiations with the European Union in Brussels, but in order to move to the second phase and start opening chapters, it must include Bulgarians in the Constitution by the end of the screening, for which the ruling coalition does not have the necessary support of VMRO- DPMNE, which repeats daily that it “does not agree to changes according to the Bulgarian diktat” and demands early elections.
Source : AL JAZEERA