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Macedonia Press Review – September 28, 2015

Albanians do not need ten parties; opposition says it has audio tapes of government minister’s sex scandals; Overemployment of public servants is kept secret


Macedonian Albanians do not need an anarchistic pluralism of many parties but a concentration of their votes because the front between the Albanians and Macedonians in the country is still pretty strong, said the head of the junior ruling Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, Ali Ahmeti. This was Ahmeti’s direct response to the announced formation of a new ethnic Albanian party in the country which would be led by DUI defectors.

Radmila Shekerinska, the vice president of the main opposition Social Democrats said that the party is in possession of audio recordings of sex scandals of current government ministers. This is a first such statement given by the highest party leadership. Estimates are that the opposition won’t use it, even if it has such material, the daily says.

The number of administration workers has sky rocketed but the total figure is still a well-kept secret. The daily says that while the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has admitted before the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn that the country has some 185.000 public servants, the number presented to the Macedonian public are much smaller, 128.000 people.

Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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