According to personal testimonies about the Macedonian Radio presented by the commander of the General Headquarters Mihajlo Apostolski and his co-fighters Veselinka Malinska, Vasko Petkovski, and Boro Dimitrovski, this radio station was operating on medium waves, the program went on for thirty minutes each day, and mainly news taken from "Free Yugoslavia" were broadcast, as well as the decisions made by ASNOM
, information from the Headquarters to the units and to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Macedonia.
"With everything that is happening now, with all the agreements recently signed and the attempt at changing the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia accordingly, Macedonia is losing its sovereignty, unity and foundation upon which it was created and that foundation is ASNOM
's decisions passed on 2 August 1944," said University Professor and historian Violeta Ackoska.
At the central celebration in Pelince, at the ASNOM
Memorial Center, where the 70th anniversary of ASNOM
was marked, the guests were addressed by Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, while President Gjorge Ivanov held a speech at the central event in Skopje, next to the monument to Metodija Andonov-Cento.
August 2, Macedonia's Day of the Republic, marking this year the 110th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and the 69th anniversary of the First Meeting of ASNOM
, was observed with a number of events in Krusevo, Pelince and Skopje.
SDSM, as a party that emerged from the League of Communists of Macedonia (SKM) has historical continuity even since the Anti-Fascist Assembly for the People's Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM
)--the second Macedonian Ilinden and can rightfully be called a political party that has its own deserts for leading the nation toward the establishment of the Macedonian statehood.
** Nova Makedonija analyzes what the difference between ASNOM
's decisions and proclamation is.
The Committee on Constitutional Amendments is now moving on to debate the second amendment under which in the Preamble of the Constitution, ASNOM
's decisions should be replaced with ASNOM
's proclamation and the Ohrid Framework Agreement should also be added.
At the First Meeting of ASNOM
on 2 August 1944, the deputies elected by the people proclaimed their modern state - Democratic Federal Macedonia - as a separate and equal constituent of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia.
He also denied that ASNOM
was being erased from the preamble.
He said ASNOM
wasn't going to be erased from the Preamble of the Constitution.
With massive rallies at Meckin Kamen in Krusevo and at the ASNOM
Memorial Center in the Kumanovo village of Pelince, Macedonia celebrated both historic Ilindens: 109 years of the Ilinden Uprising and 68 years of the First Meeting of ASNOM