State of Emergency Issue: Government’s Decision to be Known in Next Two Days

“It’s not easy for us either because the topic of elections has been imposed on us,” Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, who’s a member of DUI, said on Thursday. The Government’s decision regarding the state of emergency will be known in the next two days, according to him. VMRO-DPMNE’s stand that dealing with the coronavirus situation is the priority remains. Commenting on the Government’s regulation to update the voter list, State Election Commission (SEC) President Oliver Derkoski said his personal stand was that 22 days were little for the process to be finished. However, he will officially comment on the issue will come once all SEC members present a standpoint. Asked by Alfa TV about SDSM’s stand that there should be swift elections, Health Minister Venko Filipce said everything that would be held in line with protocols was not at all a risk. On Friday, President Stevo Pendarovski will deliver an address during which he will present his positions on the state of emergency, a potential new leaders’ meeting, and the elections issue.