Mickoski Again Offers Withdrawal if Constitutional Changes Are Adopted

VMRO-DPMNE Leader Hristijan Mickoski once again offered to completely withdraw from politics if the government manages to gain the support of 80 MPs for the changes to the Constitution which would include the Bulgarian minority in its preamble. “I invite the government majority to immediately hold a session over the constitutional changes once the MPs return to work next week. If they gain the support of 80 MPs, I will withdraw from politics, and if not, let’s have a snap parliamentary election,” Mickoski said during a visit to Tetovo. He also added that there are ongoing consultations with his coalition partners from the opposition about the initiative for a referendum over the French proposal for the EU integration of North Macedonia, adding that VMRO-DPMNE will come out with final position about the referendum once the Parliament is back into function after the summer holidays. Mickoski previously stated on several occasions that not a single of the MPs from VMRO-DPMNE will endorse the constitutional changes in question, which are a condition for North Macedonia to continue with the EU accession talks.