Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:48


Due to problems with the site, the State Election Commission is reporting the results of the processed votes via a video on YouTube:

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:46

Derkoski: It’s a dead heat

State Electoral Commission President Oliver Derkoski said that the race between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM is a dead heat. Derkoski held a brief press conference to discuss the attack on the SEC website which prevented the publication of results. When asked about the results, Derkoski said that he would rather...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:42

Electoral Commission results indicate hung Parliament

The State Electoral Commission has failed to inform the public through its website about up to date election results. The site crashed shortly after voting ended, and SEC head Oliver Derkoski now said that it was a case of an outside attack. Through other means, the SEC is announcing a razor thin lead...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:27

Osmani declared DUI victory all over Tetovo

DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani at the second press conference after the voting listed several cities and municipalities where, according to him, the party won a convincing victory. On this occasion, I will list only the places where according to the received results we have a convincing victory. DUI is winning...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:18

SDSM claims it leads by three seats

SDSM Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski told the MIA news agency that his party is leading by three seats in Parliament after counting 33 percent of the votes. Independently verified results are not available as the website of the State Electoral Commission crashed as soon as voting ended. Nikolovski...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:09

VMRO leads SDSM in the first three districts, tied in the fourth, down in the fifth

Projection from the early election results published by the parties show that VMRO-DPMNE is in a lead in three of the six electoral districts and tied in the fourth. VMRO has the highest lead in the 3rd district, where it stands to win 12 seats to 8 for SDSM. The 1st and the 2nd district should also...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:06

DUI is already celebrating in Cair with gunshots

In the Skopje municipality of Cair, DUI supporters are already massively celebrating the possible victory in this part of the capital. A video shared by Mayor Visar Ganiu on Facebook shows a mass gathering in which gunshots are heard in the background.

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:55

Electoral Commission website went down just as the results were supposed to begin pouring in

The website of the Macedonian State Electoral Commission, where up to date results of the counting of the votes were supposed to be published, is currently down. The site worked well throughout the day and provided turnout numbers, but as soon as the polling stations closed and the results...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:36

VMRO-DPMNE declares victory in Aerodrom, Gazi Baba, Kratovo, Sveti Nikole, Prilep…

We are winning in Gazi Baba by 2:1, Aerodrom 2:1, Ilinden, Kratovo, Krivogashtani by 2:1, we are winning in Ohrid and Prilep, we already have a serious lead, the same situation is in Radovis, Sveti Nikole and Butel we have a lead of 2:1, in Kisela Voda and Veles we are also winning. The renewal is coming,...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:29

Alliance rejects DUI request for a unified bloc behind the demand for an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Arben Taravari, the Gostivar Mayor who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, rejected a proposal from the DUI party for a unified Albanian bloc. We have a convincing lead over DUI. The trends favor us. We were pressured from all sides in these irregular elections, Taravari said. Previously the...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:18

Janusev: VMRO is winning all over Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev said that the opposition party is winning across Macedonia, and that based on 20 percent of the votes, it already has a lead of over 10.000 votes against SDSM. He said that the projection indicates that VMRO will lead SDSM by seven seats in Parliament. The voters...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:14

Osmani: Concept of Albanian prime minister greatly supported

DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani said the party was satisfied with election day. DUI is satisfied and we expect to win. As of tomorrow, we’ll start to wait for the negotiations over forming a new government to begin and we call on the other parties to unite, said Osmani.

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:07

VMRO-DPMNE leads in Skopje’s Aerodrom with 2:1

The initial results are starting to arrive from party headquarters. According to unofficial results, VMRO-DPMNE has convincing lead in Skopje’s Aerodrom municipality. The ratio VMRO-DPMNE – SDSM/Besa in this municipality is 2:1.

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:02

Dimovski: Heavy turnout in areas that favor VMRO

Former VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski said that there was heavy turnout in traditionally conservative areas. The turnout map is in our favor, Dimovski said during a debate with SDSM official Muhamed Zekiri. Zekiri, who represents the Albanian wing in SDSM, pointed to the lower turnout...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:02

Zaev: I expect second term

SDSM leader and head of the list in the fourth electoral district, Zoran Zaev, cast his vote in Strumica. After the vote, Zaev said that he expected support from the citizens for a second four-year term. Citizens will decide who will protect public health, open and close EU negotiating chapters and more...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:56

Klekovski: BESA voters likely fled to the other Albanian parties, deserting their shared list with SDSM

Political analyst Saso Klekovski warned about a curious phenomenon, where the SDSM coalition with BESA may not deliver the desired Albanian votes. SDSM is hoping that it will come out as the biggest Albanian party, even as it is likely to lose the ethnic Macedonian vote to VMRO. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:54

Afrim Gashi: Voters to decide who will lead the country in the next four years

Alternativa leader, Afrim Gashi cast his vote at a polling station in Skopje’s Cento neighborhood. After the vote, according to all Covid-19 protocols, he pointed out that he was convinced that all voters would be able to go to the polls safely. The risk of contracting the coronavirus while casting...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:43

Pendarovski urges the parties to congratulate each other

President Stevo Pendarovski said that the elections were conducted in a democratic and calm atmosphere, with protection of the health of the voters, given the coronavirus threat. We are one of the five or six countries conducting elections during the epidemic and everybody has to be protected, primarily...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:43

Siljanovska: People will make a wise decision as always in the most difficult moments in the history of Macedonia

From what I saw, I think that there was a guarantee of security, I think that the members of the Electoral Board, the observers were protected, distance was maintained in the corridors. What pleasantly surprised me was that the ballot box was almost full, I could barely cast my ballot, said Professor...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:38

Spasovski: I expect the citizens today to confirm the path we all followed

Prime Minister and head of the “We Can” coalition’s candidate list in the second electoral district, Oliver Spasovski, cast his vote in Kumanovo. After the vote, he said the election day is of significant importance for the country, and that the government has managed to organize fair, democratic...