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Macedonian government faces biggest challenge for survival, Prime Minister silent over government crisis
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his government partner, Ali Ahmeti of the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, DUI are faced before the greatest challenge for the survival of their coalition. The law for special rights of the military veterans from the 2001 armed conflict, put forward by Gruevski’s VMRO DPMNE has sparked friction with DUI that wants the same rights for the Albanian guerilla fighters or the law dropped altogether. The practice from the past four years has shown that despite their many different stands and ideological differences, the two so far always managed to find compromise, often through direct meetings.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski this weekend appeared at many events celebrating September 8, the Independence Day, but avoided commenting about the ongoing government crisis steaming from the friction between his VMRO DPMNE party and the junior Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, DUI. Upon his arrival from the United States last week he was expected to make things clearer about the dispute over the military law that the DUI does not like.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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