Macedonian Affairs

The main theory about the current Kumanovo crisis in Macedonia is the following:

  • The current leadership in Macedonia was caught red handed in major corruption and other scandals. See my previous post here.
  • Increasing mass protests against the corrupt leadership have taken place the past days. The main protest, which could bring together tens of thousands of people, is expected to take place on the 17th of May 2015 in the capital city of Skopje. According to article 21 of the Macedonian Constitution, the right to peaceful assembly can only be limited by a state of emergency. Out of the leaked wiretaps we’ve heard over the past months, we know that the current regime is well trained in pushing and crossing the limits of the law to advance their own interests.
  • The opposition was planning to release what is anticipated to be one of the most damaging leaks on…

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