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Opposition head Branko Crvenkovski rebuffs criticism from his own party ranks. Former PM Ljubco Georgievski to release his autobiography.
The long-standing head of the opposition Social Democrats, Branko Crvenkovski has offered three options to his former and current fellow party members who have been criticizing him, either to join forces with him in the fight against centre-right VMRO DPMNE party of PM Nikola Gruevski, to form separate opposition parties, or to shift sides and join Gruevski’s block. He said this after several former SDSM officials argued that Crvenkovski should retreat from the party helm and let younger politicians to take over. Former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski from the ranks of SDSM argued that Crvenkovski and his political “baggage” is the main obstacle for greater popular support for the party.
Former Macedonian Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski is soon to release his autobiography in which he speaks about details from his years spent in politics. Gruevski describes his successor at the helm of the ruling centre right VMRO DPMNE, current PM Nikola Gruevski as a good finance minister under his former government but as one who has been at odds with all the other ministers. The long standing head of the opposition Social Democrats and his former bitter rival Branko Crvenkovski is described as excellent orator. He says that today Macedonia would have been a better country if in the 1990s a chance was given to Petar Goshev, a then reform driven former communist to form a government or be head of state.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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