VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held a press-conference on Wednesday as a result of the latest developments in the 27 April case. “It’s become clear that SDSM is in free fall. They will suffer a heavy defeat, first in the presidential elections and then in the early parliamentary ones,” the VMRO-DPMNE leader stated. The goal of the arrests of VMRO-DPMNE members, according to Mickoski, is to provoke a reaction from his party that will see it give up on the presidential elections and SDSM avoid a defeat. “Arrests are being made on the basis of hearsay, without evidence,” he underlined.