Friday, February 02, 2007

Albanian party leaves Macedonian parliament

SKOPJE -- Ethnic Albanian party Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) lawmakers will leave the Macedonian Parliament.

It was decided by the party’s Central Committee on Saturday, Macedonian agency Makfax reports. DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said his party didn’t want to take part in the institutions’ activities, which according to him worked to undermine the Ohrid Agreement.

He was also reported as saying his party “supported real dialogue”.

The Party for Democratic Prosperity (PDP), DUI’s coalition ally, has also decided to leave the Parliament.

U.S. ambassador to Skopje Gillian Milovanovic said on Friday, January 26, that DUI and PDP’s decision to leave the Parliament was not a positive development, Makfax reports.

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