Macedonians divided over massive wiretapping scandal; government suspects coup plot

March 23, 2015 2:16 PM

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Macedonians divided over massive wiretapping scandal; government suspects coup plot

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 10, 2015, the leader of the opposition Social-Democratic Alliance of Macedonia Zoran Zaev greets his supporters on a political gathering in Skopje, Macedonia. Nearly weekly revelations about wiretapped conversations have spun a web of shock and fascination among ordinary Macedonians, hammering the Balkan country’s politics and sharply splitting its society. The affair has triggered warnings from the European Union, which has been weighing Macedonia’s membership bid for more than a decade. As debate fills social media, people on both sides separate supporters and opponents into “patriots” or “traitors.” (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Macedonian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling center-right VMRO-DPMNE party Nikola Gruevski greets supporters at the party’s gathering in the capital Skopje, Macedonia. Nearly weekly revelations about wiretapped conversations have spun a web of sho...

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