Mickoski Interview: Referendum Ends Skopje-Athens Name Deal

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group is monolithic and still considers that the name agreement failed to gain legitimacy in yesterday’s referendum, party’s leader Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with ‘Alfa’ TV. VMRO-DPMNE, he said, is ready for snap elections, but the process must be preceded by completion of certain activities. ‘We have an Electoral Code. At one of the leaders’ meetings we have agreed that a Przino-style government should be appointed 100 days before any election process. (PM Zoran) Zaev will make attempt to avoid that, interpret constitutional regulations for snap poll, but he cannot run away from the Przino-style government, because VMRO-DPMNE will insist on what the party leaders have agreed upon,’ Mickoski said.