SDSM’s Kiracovski Submits Draft Changes to Criminal Code

SDSM MP Aleksandar Kiracovski submitted on Thursday draft changes to the Criminal Code, initiating a change to the provisions concerning expiration of the statute of limitations in cases concerning abuse of official position and authority, especially by elected and named persons. According to him, the changes provide for the absolute expiration to take place once a period three times duration of the prescribed sentence for that act passes. Initially, VMRO-DPMNE is supportive of the stricter legislation in that area. Nikola Micevski, MP from Hristijan Mickoski’s party, stated that VMRO-DPMNE found such changes acceptable. However, according to him, VMRO-DPMNE will propose provisions also concerning its proposal for pardoned persons not to be able to be elected to administrative positions and for there to be no pardons for senior officials.