By XHABIR DERALLA
Parties in a coalition in power have an obligation to lead the country through the major challenges it faces, not to fulfill the wishes of those who are thirsty for power. Those who are thirsty for power, if they mean well for the state, should work on fulfilling their agenda – to come to power in regular elections. No matter how thirsty they are. In the meanwhile, the government has an obligation to provide normal functioning of the highest legislative body, the Parliament, in order for the state to function.
The Macedonian democracy is constantly challenged by the abuse of precisely the democratic instruments. Instead of creative and constructive solutions for overcoming the difficult situation, both globally and regionally and local, the society and state are in a constant grip before the destructive push of the radical nationalist right-wing that among else advertises itself as leftist and centralist. There is no need to particularly explain that such positioning is just a difficult and nasty – disinformation. Their action is very often in the same line with the anti-Western policies, criminal and military-intelligence structures and installations in the country.
In other words, the thirst for power is so big that they don’t even stop to the endangering of state and public interests. On the contrary, the state and public interests are a space where they can blackmail and threaten, which brings them political profit. Once they have destroyed everything in their way to power and money, there is always someone to clean up and fix things after them. At least that’s what they’re used to.
The opposition is blocking Parliament in a way that it’is blocking the state, not (only) the government. It’s blocking the normal functioning of the institutions and undermining the citizens, their interests and determinations. They’re not doing themselves a favor either, because in case their operation to take over power succeeds, they will inherit unstable institutions and civil dissatisfaction. When there is a democratic environment in a country, a political crisis implies responsibility not only for the government, but also for the opposition.
Why doesn’t anyone understand this? Or, are destroyed institutions the real goal? If one takes a look at the opposition’s political actions, that is the conclusion. The goal of the anti-democratic centers of power: destroying the democratic institutions and installing an autocratic and corrupt regime that firmly controls the finances, media, courts and police. The longer a democratic government lasts, the more nervous and violent are the anti-democratic structures. And they threaten radicalization every day.
There is no logic and common sense in the propaganda of the anti-democratic structures and installations. Fear and manipulation are their weapons. Hence, their “strategy” comes down to a tireless and continuous repeating of the same views and demands.
One of the most favorite demands of the Macedonian right-wing opposition is the demand for early elections. They are constantly demanding early elections. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the day after the elections they lost, they accused that the elections were stolen (otherwise a specialty of Gruevski’s regime). And they are demanding early elections.
They are tirelessly repeating that nothing is the way it’s supposed to be, that their votes have been stolen, that the government has no legitimacy, that it’s working poorly, that they are better. Everyone is a traitor, but them. They will keep demanding early elections until they like the result. But even if they did come to power, soon they would create a “situation” that early elections are necessary.
In order for them to continue their rule indefinitely.
They know very well how to maintain the power in elections that they organize. With an organized theft attack on the system, a situation better known as election fraud.
The recipe wasn’t invented by Gruevski, he only applied it as best as he could and held his party, society and the state under firm control. He achieved this wit nationalism, polarization, political corruption and clientelism, structural violence and – early parliamentary election. When he grabbed the “little people” “by the ears” and took them straight to tele-orchestrated voting…
Translation: N. Cvetkovska