Zaev: It’s Good for DUI to go to Opposition After 17 Years in Power

Even if it is not possible to form a government without the support of DUI, their demand for an Albanian Prime Minister is not acceptable, in this both SDSM and VMRO DPMNE are decisive. Neither Zaev, nor Mickoski, nor Ahmeti should accept an ultimatum, says SDSM leader Zoran Zaev. He believes that such a request is a national-populist concept and the reason why DUI will lose the elections. On Sunday, the President of VMRO DPMNE, Mickoski rejected the idea and stated that the concept of Albanian PM only serves to encourage DUI membership. The party’s Vice President, Aleksandar Nikoloski said that the party’s victory would be convincing and that there would be no dilemma over who would be Prime Minister. DUI reiterated its demand and said that Macedonian parties are afraid of this idea because it will break up their duopoly.