Parliament Speaker Position VLEN’s Key Demand in Talks with VMRO-DPMNE

The position of Parliament Speaker is the key demand of VLEN in the talks with VMRO-DPMNE to form the new ruling coalition. Among the other conditions are also positions within the Government at all levels.

Though the ministerial positions in the sectors of health, education, culture, and economy are being mentioned as desired posts, VLEN’s Izet Mexhiti told Telma that that was less important to his coalition than improving the representation of ethnic Albanians in all sectors.

Mexhiti didn’t reveal whether he himself was interested in the position of Political System and Inter-Community Relations Minister. The negotiating teams of VMRO-DPMNE and VLEN didn’t meet on Wednesday either.

As it was explained, there has been a coordination process at a technical level, that is, it’s been decided for experts from both sides to analyse party programmes in order to identify common ground and what reforms will be implemented first.