2002 CENSUS FAR FROM CORRECT
Vladimir Golubovski of VMRO-NP and Janko Bachev claim to have evidence that confirms prominent government officials in 2002 had influenced those who created the census questionnaires. For this purpose a suit was filed to the Republic’s Public Prosecutor Ljupco Svrgovski.
According to them, this was done to show that Albanians constituted 25.17 percent of the population in order to justify the Framework Agreement which was based on a minority constituting more than 20%.
The census of 2002 was forged, and the percentage of ethnic Albanians in Macedonia is about 17 percent, not 25.17 as shown seven years ago.
This claim was presented before the Public Prosecutor Ljupco Svrgovski yesterday by the leaders of VMRO-NP and the People's Movement for Macedonia, Vladimir Golubovski and Janko Bachev.
Both have filed criminal charges and argue that at the time of implementation of the census immense pressure was carried against individuals who worked on the final reports. Golubovski and Bachev require immediate cancellation of the imposed Framework Agreement, which, as they say, the Albanians won, and Macedonians lost everything.
The Albanian minority by means of force, weapons and foreign mentors imposed on us to accept their demands as acquired rights, rights achieved with the Framework Agreement and not the rights of all citizens, such as birth rights. So in a situation where we know that the outcome of the census was falsified, and in a situation where this ethnic community continues aggressively with new demands that are disclosed as steps towards federalization, Macedonia simply must verify the result.
Moreover, it is well known that the ethnic Albanians were 16 percent, are now even less as their numbers will continue to decrease according to all statistics. We are witnessing as the Albanians realize their numbers are smaller and faced with a new census, they are becoming increasingly aggressive, says Golubovski.
Bachev meanwhile said there were numerous documents showing high ranking government officials involved in falsification of the 2002 census. In the process of gathering all the evidence, it’s been shocking for us to look at the level to which this falsification took place. The crime in the last census is just staggering. The parties involved, the technology behind it, the falsifications made by the field workers, the way the information was entered into the computer systems… all of this is falsified – stated Bachev.
Meanwhile the ethnic Albanians continue to torment the majority Macedonians and the rest of the ethnic minorities. Ethnic Albanian politicians are not liable for any of their statements even the public ones against the Republic. The government is silent to their threats, even silent when a Parliament party leader goes to lobby Albania to prevent Macedonia from entering NATO. No ethnic Albanian politician who have threatened the country with terrorism acts has been prosecuted.
Albanian students who can’t pass high school exams (like the rest of the students) are given free pass to the most prestigious medical school with their only qualification is being ‘Albanian’.
For how long will the Government, the majority Macedonians and the other ethnic communities tolerate this kind of aggressive behavior, threats and unscrupulous demands by the ethnic Albanian politicians and their community remains to be seen.