site.btaThe Left MP Breaks PC Monitor during Parliament Sitting in Skopje, Interrupts Sitting
An incident in the plenary hall of the Parliament of North Macedonian interrupted Monday's sitting after The Left MP Borislav Krmov broke a computer monitor used by Goran Misovski, who was chairing the sitting, and threw it on the ground. Krmov then started throwing sheets of paper at Misovski.
Shortly before the altercation, the Parliament had voted down a motion by The Left to reject the first item on the agenda of the sitting. The item was related to changes in the parliament's rules of procedure. Dimitar Apasiev, the chair of The Left, argued his request on the grounds that proposals for changes to the parliament's rules of procedure that his party tabled had been rejected.
President of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi, responded that of the 2,464 proposals made, 2,461 had been tabled by the two The Left MPs - Apasiev and Krmov. Of the 2,464 proposals, only 12 were proper.
The MPs passed the parliament's agenda with 87 votes in favour and three against. Xhaferi authorized Misovski to continue chairing the sitting.
Krmov then took the rostrum with a stack of sheets containing his party's motions. He alleged that the motions had not been archived and asked for a recess, threw a water bottle on the floor, snatched the computer monitor and threw it down. He was joined by Apasiev.
The sound from the plenary was interrupted, and the sitting was suspended for 30 minutes.