On Friday, VMRO-DPMNE staged a protest in Skopje. “The first battle that will be won and the first punishment from the people for the anti-people’s work will be the victory in the presidential elections, which will also mean an announcement of early parliamentary elections,” party leader Hristijan Mickoski pointed out. The party will publish the competition for candidates for the presidential elections by 11 January. The convention to present the candidates will be held on 16 February. On Saturday, the opposition party organised a protest in Prilep, where Mickoski called on Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and FM Nikola Dimitrov to resign and urged respect for the results of the referendum. The following day, Mickoski paid a visit to Krivogastani. In response to Mickoski’s stands, SDSM said the opposition leader didn’t have a stand, vision and idea, adding that VMRO-DPMNE’s protests aimed to “defend crime”.