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Opposition against investigation of parliament incidents. Everyone but opposition party acceptс investigation of parliament incidents.
The opposition Social Democrats are the ones who have interest to block an investigation in to the December 24 events, in order to cover their mistakes before and after the incidents in the parliament that happened on that day, observers say for the daily. The party rebuffed the proposal coming from the Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov for an independent commission to investigate the events. The crisis erupted when government parties passed a budget for 2013 in only minutes, after opposition MPs and journalists were kicked out of parliament.
Everyone, but the opposition Social Democrats accept the idea of Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov for an independent commission to investigate the December 24 parliament incidents. Opposition head Branko Crvenkovski expressly rebuffed the plan that was acceptable for the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, parliament speaker Trajko Veljanovski and for the international community. The president said it was very importaint for a commission to determine the facts about the events that day that started the political crisis, as a way towards reconciliation. The opposition says this is just another distraction from the fact that the democracy was suspended from that day on.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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