Kovacevski and Mickoski still Divided over Constitutional Changes

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, 118 MPs, that is, all parliamentarians except Levica’s Dimitar Apasiev and Borislav Krmov, will support the constitutional changes.

On Wednesday, answering journalists’ questions, he nonetheless didn’t specify when the session would be held, saying Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi would convene it when the right time came. Nonetheless, he is optimistic.

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski again said his party’s parliamentarians wouldn’t support the changes under the current conditions. Regarding the Pardon Draft-Law, the opposition leader levelled criticism, denying that the Criminal Code changes and the Draft-Law were part of a deal to secure a two-thirds majority for the adoption of the changes.