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Balkans : FYROM’s current political crisis analysis

For UK’s Guardian (as trying to find a neutral source),  the EU and Nato have pleaded for calm in FYROM  after nationalist protesters stormed the parliament in Skopje last Thursday, attacking politicians  (as the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) party leader Zoran Zaev) and journalists. The unrest erupted over the election of Albanian deputy Talat Xhaferi, a former UCK Commander, as speaker of the parliament.

It’s one of the most alarming developments in that Balkan nation since it lurched into political gridlock more than two years ago.Angry nationalists, some wearing black masks to hide their faces, are suspected of leading the charge inside of the building, where they threw chairs, camera equipment, and punches. Later, they continued the violence outside as they battled riot police, who have since cordoned off the area around parliament.

Following the outbreak of violence in the “Macedonian” FYROM’s parliament the country has found itself split in two, journalist Milenko Nedelkovski told Sputnik Serbia. For her part, MGIMO professor Elena Ponomareva believes that the crisis is part of a broader strategy aimed at uniting the Albanians of the Balkans into a larger national entity. “Macedonia” is stuck in a big mess with no obvious means to get out, BBC Balkans reporter Guy De Launey says.

Albanias in FYROM
Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Albanians_in_republic_of_Macedonia.png

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Donald Trump As The Political Scam Of Our Times

With a solemn ceremony, the billionaire oligarch Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Trump described a country in crisis and pledged an isolationist and protectionist cure, declaring: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” 

On Friday, the 20th of January, black-clad activists among hundreds of demonstrators protesting Donald Trump’s swearing-in  clashed with police a few blocks from the White House, in an outburst of violence rare for an inauguration.At least 217 people were arrested in the melees, according to Reuters.

Carefully, the US President scam (as the majority of people voted for Hillary, the war hawk), has put down a marker during his first speech. After his first week as a president, I can say that Donald Trump “was extremely serious” in his inauguration speech, which meant he would follow his promises on trade and other issues with actions. Trump, as a former reality TV star with not a lot experience in politics, angered many liberal Americans during his stunningly successful campaign with demeaning comments on women and immigrants. His inauguration speech was a populist and nationalist rallying cry.

good morning america donald trump

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