Still Unknown whether Winner-with-Winner Principle will Be Used after Elections

Despite its accusations that VMRO-DPMNE is halting the EU integration process, regarding the issue of а post-election coalition with a partner from the ethnic Macedonian political bloc, DUI, through Bujar Osmani on Friday, cited the so-called winner-with- winner principle, according to which the winners from the two ethnic political blocs (Macedonian and Albanian) should be the ruling partners.

On the other hand, VMRO-DPMNE’s Timco Mucunski said on Saturday the principle had already been violated by DUI in 2016, adding that the ethnic Albanian opposition was a desired partner of his party.