First TV Duel of Presidential Candidates held

The presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, Stevo Pendarovski and Blerim Reka had their first TV face off on Thursday night on Telma. The main focus of the debate between the presidential candidates was the Prespa Agreement. “The Prespa Agreement brought numerous benefits to our country. It is the reality that opened for us the doors of NATO and EU,” said Pendarovski. Siljanovska-Davkova expressed different positions. “I shall use the new name of the country, Republic of North Macedonia since it is now part of our constitutions, if I am elected President, but I will put effort in disputing if not the entire Agreement, some of its segments before the international courts,” said Siljanovska-Davkova, after which Pendarovski replied that such procedure would be risky. Blerim Reka said that the Prespa Agreement is a win-win solution. “Greece preserved its ancient history, while North Macedonia got its well-deserved European future,” Reka said.