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Opposition’s ultimatum over snap polls hinders talks for overcoming political crisis; No one is still suspect for the post office fire
Tuesday’s meeting between the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the head of opposition, Branko Crvenkovski was unsuccessful because Crvenkovski put an ultimatum for acceptance of snap general polls, observers say for the daily. Since the government was ready to talk, now the pressure is on the opposition to budge. The political leaders on Tuesday failed to iron out differences since a political crisis in Macedonia escalated on December 24 when government parties passed a budget for 2013 in only minutes, after opposition MPs were kicked out of parliament. The opposition demands early general elections in March along with the local polls as well as resignations from key government ministers.
No one is still a suspect for the big fire that ten days ago devastated the main post office in Skopje. The investigation has not yet determined the exact cause of the fire. Skopje’s court says that they have already taken measures to investigate the fire but that they are still waiting for the expert’s opinion.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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