Independent Group of VMRO-DPMNE Reacts to Mickoski’s Comments

The independent group of VMRO-DPMNE has criticised Hristijan Mickoski’s press-conference on Monday at which the VMRO-DPMNE leader said the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law represented amnesty for SDSM leader and ex-PM Zoran Zaev, his associates, and a smaller part of the leadership of VMRO-DPMNE. The eight MPs said on the same day, it is obvious Mickoski is advised by people who don’t have any good plans for the party. “Instead of congratulating us on the pledges for our party, showing leadership, and unifying capacity, you, with one statement, chose to devalue the same people that brought you to the position of VMRO-DPMNE President, to leave those that tirelessly defend you in Parliament high and dry,” they said, adding that Mickoski had also shown that human fates were completely irrelevant to him. They called on VMRO-DPMNE MPs to join the debate on the law and to improve the document though concrete and constructive proposals. Previously, one of those MPs, Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, had said she hadn’t been consulted over the changes. However, Alfa TV added, she didn’t say she wouldn’t vote. The former Culture Minister believes that the law should be adopted by consensus in Parliament.