EARLY ELECTIONS IN JUNE
Early elections will be definitely held in Macedonia in early June.
The parliament is due to adopt the formal decision today, which already demonstrated consensus to call for snap polls.
The lawmakers unanimously decided to extend the session - which has been repeatedly adjourned - until the final decision is made.
The course of the parliamentary debate indicates that the pre-election campaign has already started.
Although the MPs belonging to opposition parties confirmed they would back the motion for holding early elections, they accused the ruling VMRO DPMNE of trying to leave space for election forgeries by refusing to specify the electoral rules.
VMRO DPMNE rejected the allegations, describing them as an attempt to block the parliament's activities.
The international community signaled that the snap polls - the first in the history of Macedonia - may put off the invitation for membership in NATO and start of the accession talks with EU.
MD: While Macedonia is preparing for early elections, EU representatives called upon Macedonia to focus on the reforms.