Zaev Accepts Postponement of Census if It’s Finalized by Mid-June

Postponing the census for a month is an option only in order to reach a broad political consensus and give up the silent boycott advocated by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE. “I also saw the proposal by President Pendarovski to postpone the census for a month. Okay, I’m always ready, everything is worth considering. In the summer we know that the census can’t be conducted, in September there is a campaign, October is the election period for local elections and if you think about finishing it in a month or two by mid-June, we already see that the opposition has rejected it. That is why I will once again send the message to be responsible and to conduct the census,” said Zaev at Wednesday’s press conference.