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Political leaders must be realistic in mutual talks to preserve national interests; Political leaders meeting announced for today;
The heads of the two main political parties, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of the ruling VMRO DPMNE and Branko Crvenkovski of the Social Democrats are to meet later today to try to iron out differences after the political crisis escalated last month. Experts say for the daily that they must be realistic in their demands and take in consideration the country’s national interests regarding the name talks and the EU integration. Based on the letter he sent prior to the meeting, Crvenkovski might insist on early general elections along with the March local elections, something that the PM already rejected once.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and opposition leader Branko Crvenkovski are meeting today to try to find a way out of the political crisis. A political crisis in the country has escalated on December 24, when government parties passed a budget for 2013 in minutes after opposition MPs and journalists were kicked out of the parliament. The opposition since then launched parliament boycott and said it will not participate in the March local elections if there are no parallel early general polls and some other terms met.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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