EC: The elections are feasible and on 24 of April

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– The European Commission today clarified its position on resolving the political crisis in the country and especially in terms of whether and when to hold early parliamentary elections, which according to the Agreement from Przhino are scheduled for April 24.

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As MIA reports from Brusselsm, after the morning statement of the EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn that it is required political parties to agree on election date, his spokeswoman Maja Kocijanchich in statement for MIA says it is feasible to hold the elections in Macedonia as agreed on April 24, but that it required inter-party agreement, and Brussels only wants them to be fair.

– “First and foremost, all leaders must remain committed to the June/July agreement in all its parts. Progress on implementation is vital in the light of many internal and external challenges the country faces, not least migration. It’s regrettable that no consensus could be achieved on the election date last Friday, despite advice of ODHIR and SEC that the agreed date is in principle still feasible.

In terms to the election date, the spokeswoman of the EU Commissioner reiterated the opinion of her superior.

– As for the election date it is now the responsibility of the political leaders to pursue contacts, with our support on the grounds. We want fair elections that would bring progress to the country. That is why we, on our part, will do everything to support the preparations; including cleaning of the voter lists and providing media situation that will ensure fairness in terms of presentation of all political parties. Finally, the OSCE will have very stable monitoring before and during the elections, adds Kocijanchich.

European Commission, through the spokesperson urged the adoption and adherence to the urgent reform priorities and the EC recommended that the Macedonian state by the report of the expert Reinhard Priebe.

– Political Agreement remains in place and it must be followed. It is equally important to make progress on the priorities for urgent reform. Citizens rightly expect this progress and politicians need to show responsibility by following their commitments, concluded Kocijanchich.