Assembly, the lack of quorum continues
The Assembly has continued to face the lack of quorum, while there have been accusations and counter-accusations between the government and the opposition for not holding sessions.
The parliamentary majority has accused the opposition of obstructing the work of the assembly, while VMRO-DPMNE emphasize that the parliamentary majority is responsible for ensuring the quorum.
“If you think it’s okay to take the travel expenses, and you see on the monitor that two MPs are missing, please don’t enter and if it’s not an obstruction for the adoption of the law, then I will apologize to the Macedonian public. You gentlemen are preventing the adoption of this law” – said Ilija Nikolovski, from the Pensioners’ Party.
“I will publicly say from this platform, don’t think that VMRO-DPMNE will create a quorum for you, if you are the governing majority and if you have harmony among you in the coalition, ensure yourself a quorum” – said Dragan Kovački from VMRO-DPMNE .
Instead of discussing the reports of the People’s Advocate, the Judicial Council and the State Anti-Corruption Commission, other items are placed on the agenda that are set by VMRO-DPMNE, but the speaker of the assembly cut it off, according to him, it is not allowed to receive the expenses of travel without entering the hall.
“I ask for an hour’s pause so that you can see where you are going wrong, gather here 61 in a row and then continue” – said Eli Panova from VMRO-DPMNE.
“You will take an hour off, you have come. You have come and signed and you will receive the travel expenses, then you will tell me about the image of the state” – declared the President of the Assembly, Talat Xhaferi.
Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi on Friday threatened to dissolve the Assembly if MPs continue to be absent from sessions.