The leader of the largest Macedonian opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, announced that he would submit an initiative for a vote of no confidence in the government in the parliament tomorrow, if Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not fulfill his promise and resign.

Mickoski told reporters that he did not expect Zaev to submit to the Assembly his resignation as prime minister, which he announced after the poor results of his Social Democratic Alliance of Macedonia (SDSM) in the local elections.

Asked what would happen if the new parliamentary majority, composed of parties with completely opposite views on strategic issues, voted no confidence in the Government, but not to form a new government, Mickoski said that he would go “step by step”.

“Let’s go up to the first step first, let’s not look at the 27th. Let’s finish this thing first. There are procedures and laws and it does not depend further on us but on the one who should respect the laws and the Constitution. The mandate is given to the majority. on Monday at 2.30 pm, I submit the initiative to the parliament, and then it is up to the President of the Assembly to respect the procedures and the prescribed deadlines, “Mickoski said.

Mickoski also called on the deputies of the remaining parties of the ruling coalition around SDSM to be part of the new majority, which includes, along with VMRO-DPMNE, the Left Party and three Albanian parties, the Alliance for Albanians, Alternativa and Besa. This new coalition has 61 out of 120 members of parliament.

“The door is open to anyone who thinks that Zaev’s government is not good. A total of 61 deputies stood behind the initiative for a vote of no confidence in the government. I invite other deputies to join,” the VMRO-DPMNE leader said.

Mickoski announced on Friday night that a new parliamentary majority in the Assembly had been agreed, posting photos on Facebook with the leaders of the parties Left, Alliance for Albanians, Alternative and Besa, which is SDSM’s partner in the government.

In the recent local elections, Mickoski’s party defeated SDSM’s Zoran Zaev, who therefore resigned as prime minister and party on October 31, but said it was not time for early parliamentary elections because the ruling coalition is stable.

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