VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, DUI Trade Accusations over Corruption

VMRO-DPMNE MP Eli Panova said during a party conference focusing on the situation
with corruption and crime in the country, that SDSM and DUI from position of power
endorse and support the rule of corruption and crime in the country. “The latest case in which
the US blacklisted Struga Mayor Ramiz Merko is a clear indication that the top of the
government stimulates corruptive behaviour among the state and elect officials, instead of
fighting against it. The actions of the US Department of State once again showed us all that
crime and corruption deeply present in SDSM and DUI,” Panova said. This prompted written
reactions from both SDSM and DUI. From SDSM they said that VMRO-DPMNE are the last
to talk about corruption and crime, calling them out over the construction and internal
arrangement of their party headquarters. From DUI they accuse that VMRO-DPMNE are
rigging tenders in municipalities where they are in position of power, and that several former
officials from VMRO-DPMNE are either sentenced or currently prosecuted by the organs of