On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski paid a visit to the party’s Municipal Committee in Kumanovo, where he met a big number of VMRO-DPMNE members and sympathisers. At the meeting, he criticised the “nepotistic and criminal government”. According to Mickoski, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev is anxious because he fears SDSM will lose the presidential elections. “There is complete collapse from a political and economic standpoint. Citizens, unfortunately, live in misery and poverty due to the inability of the criminal government. Winning the presidential elections will pave the way for VMRO-DPMNE to demand early parliamentary elections where the party will not promise the world, but rather genuine projects that will resolve citizens’ problems,” the VMRO-DPMNE leader stressed. The same day, Mickoski reiterated his criticism of the government at the meeting in Skopje with the Polish Ambassador in Skopje, Wojciech Tycinski.