Yesterday’s unanimous decision to adopt an Amnesty Law for the violent events that took place in Parliament on 27th of April, voted in by 95 MPs both from the ruling party and opposition, caused an avalanche of reactions from the Macedonian public.

The main issue here is whether politicians using the amnesty as a mechanism are undermining the legal system in Macedonia depending on current political interests. Experience shows that in our country, amnesty is often heavily relied upon.

Since 1991, until yesterday, similar laws have been adopted six times, which means that for 27 years, amnesties have been granted every 4.5 years.” (Meta)