Macedonian opposition marches for early elections

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in Macedonia's capital on Sunday, demanding early elections.

Macedonian opposition marches for early elections

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in Macedonia's capital on Sunday, demanding early elections.

The rally, dubbed The March for Democracy, was organized by the main opposition Social Democratic party, the SDSM, and was the largest protest since the conservative cabinet of Nikola Gruevski came to power in 2006.

"Be responsible before your own people, accept our extended hand, use this opportunity and do not allow people's anger and revolt to spill onto the streets.

Let's go for elections," declared Branko Crvenkovski, the head of the SDSM.
"The economy is failing. There are no investments and every third family is fighting for survival. There's no public health (system), the education system is destroyed," Crvenkovski said.

Opposition representatives submitted a motion to parliament, demanding its dissolution to pave the way for an early election. But the move was largely symbolic, as the ruling coalition controls 81 of the 120 seats. The next Macedonian elections are tentatively scheduled for 2012.

Agencies

Last Mod: 06 Aralık 2010, 12:41
Add Comment