By XHABIR DERALLA
In the interview on TV Telma (May 11), Mickoski said it all. An active blockade of the Parliament, according to him, means that they won’t block the laws related to an “increase in salaries, pensions, better life…”. There, they won’t even block the World Bank loan of 60+ million euros for the municipalities. Oh, those damn money… And they would support the proposal for one constituency, as if it were theirs (the proposal is over a decade old and doesn’t come from them).
They would only block the laws that they don’t like. I don’t know if he’s aware, but with the definition on an “active blockade”, Mickoski openly recognized the positive measures and laws in the interest of the citizens. And he explained the work of the opposition – to criticize the mistakes of the government and to oppose the laws that are not in their or in the wider interest. Otherwise, why are we paying them? He said he had offered also his “experts” to help the government and “pro bono” as well. One would think Caritas!
Let’s not forget that Mickoski and his party have been carrying out an “active” blockade since 2017, after that first year of their infamous fall, on April 27, their attempt for a coup failed with an act of terror on the Parliament. In the meanwhile, they blocked all the process with which North Macedonia returned on the map of the progressive world.
They were foaming at the mouth while blocking the measures and laws for raising the minimum wage, they started strikes in order to additionally burden the system and the political life in the country… They blocked the law on the Public Prosecutor’s Office for over a year and a half, and they are still blocking the judicial reforms, they are blocking the reforms in the education, the electoral system… They spent the covid health crisis in the “gym and cafes” … Hence, they block everything they don’t like, and they don’t like many things. The man said it quite nicely, of course, with his own words and in his own way.
He also said:
It’s just that he doesn’t remember that it has been internationally determined that his party was stealing elections. And in industrial proportions (Titanic). After four election disasters, things started going his way, he won power in half of the municipalities, so now he’s expecting to win everything. Because he wants to be in power. That’s it for the arguments.
Mickoski also gave up on Danela. The distance, which he established towards her already after the first signals that she is a catastrophic mayor, in the interview turned into an abyss.
Simply, the serious oversights of his, until recently, favored Danela, have forced him to run away and deny the links between her and his party before and after the 2021 local elections. Not so long ago, in the days when, in the middle of the election campaign, someone would have mentioned that Danela is an independent candidate, those from VMRO laughed the most.
Hence, according to Mickoski, Danela wasn’t a candidate of his party, but was rather independent. His party has nothing to do with the serious oversights in running the capital. Here, he is a formalist to the maximum: Danela was independent and period, there’s no reason for him to feel any such responsibility. But it does bother him when journalist Lupevska tries to read him parts of the bylaw of his party. Here, he is not a formalist. In the same interview.
In the next interview, he might also say that he doesn’t even know Danela. That’s not nice. Even his Goga (Siljanovska Davkova) registered as an “independent” candidate for president of the country in which she didn’t know where she was exactly and when. But after the difficult election defeat in 2019, he gathered her in the “academic-expert” party nursery. And he doesn’t want to hear about Danela, her oversights are only hers, not of his party as well.
Mickoski is continuing the tradition of Gruevski’s party very “naively”, with the strategy “this doesn’t count” precisely on issues where they have majorly messed up.
Mickoski also reveals, through manipulation and allusions, his ultra-nationalism. But let his coalition friends contemplate over that.
His revelation that he had experienced Prime Minister Kovacevski as a “macho politician” was particularly entertaining. And him being Hristijan, and a professor.
One of the main points of Mathematician Mickoski these days, and in the interview on TV Telma is that he and his party are demanding a change in the electoral model with one constituency. The same man is the author of the “big idea” for 120 constituencies. But for that they won’t block the Parliament. Another “blunder”.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska