In an interview with NetPress, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski says the Government’s handling of the process related to the census is scandalous, wrong, and not transparent. According to him, the goal isn’t to carry out a statistical operation, but rather a political one. In that regard, he claims that the recruited census-takers will be from the structures of SDSM and DUI, which would be a good basis for the local elections in terms of mapping the ground where people whose vote can be bought live, which would further be a good basis to send party members to exert pressures and make trades for votes. He believes that the local elections in 2021 will not be fair. “Recently, the Stip mayoral race was the general rehearsal for that,” the opposition leader points out.