Kumanovo Mayor Dimitrievski Describes Charge as Staged

After the postponement of the start of the court process against him concerning alleged abuse of official position and authority, Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski, who’s also a presidential candidate, described on Tuesday the charge as staged.

“It aims to harm my dignity. I faced pressure in the previous elections, too” he said.

Regarding the process, Dimitrievski stated he had the duty to protect public interest.

“I have never prevented somebody from building high-rises, nor will I do so. However, when it comes to schools, medical facilities, that’s public interest and I have a duty to protect that. This is a farce in the context of the elections,” the Mayor stressed.

The process will resume on 30 April.