Saturday, 16 October 2021
Macedonia 16.10.21 | 22:51

Two charged with voter intimidation in Kocani

Two persons are charged with intimidation of voters in Kocani, the local police reported today. The intimidation was directed at four citizens, who were threatened that they will lose their jobs if they vote in the elections. The two perpetrators believed that the four citizens will vote for a party...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 22:40

Opposition candidate for Mayor was interrogated by the police

An opposition candidate for Mayor of one municipality was summoned to a police station today for interrogation. Because of the strict limits on reporting on the day ahead of the elections, Republika is unable to name the person involved and the municipality where this apparent incident of police intimidation...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 22:35

Party office kept open in Veles in violation of the electoral law

Reporters in Veles filmed activists from a ruling party in Veles as they kept their party office open on the day of official electoral silence. Parties are forbidden from campaigning on Saturday and on Sunday until the close of the polling station. But a number of similar violations from the ruling parties...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 20:00

Corona report: 14 deaths, including a 22 year old patient from Bitola

The Healthcare Ministry reported that 14 patients died over the past day from coronavirus infection. Seven more deaths were filed in today’s report, even though the occurred in September and earlier in October but their deaths were not reported at the time. Six of the deceased were from Skopje...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 19:19

Afghan man found dead near Demir Kapija

A young man from Afghanistan was found dead this morning in a village near Demir Kapija. The man, identified by the police as Sh. U. (24) had visible injuries on his body. It’s not clear what caused the death. It’s presumed that he was an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan, on his way to...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 18:55

Construction worker badly injured in an accident in downtown Skopje

A construction worker is in critical condition after an accident in downtown Skopje. The young man was working on the sprawling construction site near the Old Railway Station when a pile of iron rods that were carried by a crane crashed on him. He was rushed to the near-by Emergency Clinic where doctors...

World 16.10.21 | 18:42

Orban will receive the third dose of the vaccine, urges others to do so as well

In response to the “alarming” situation in the neighbouring country, Hungarian hospitals near the border have admitted fifty patients from Romania for treatment, the Hungarian prime minister said and pointed out that the difference in the severity of the epidemic situation in the two countries stems...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 18:24

Ohrid: Desperate, last minute road repairs a day before the elections

In their mad rush to make up for the lack of work over the past four years, SDSM appointed local officials in Ohrid were busily paving over a street in the village of Leskoec today, a day before the first round of the local elections. Media outlets filmed the machines pouring asphalt. This was a common...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 18:17

Nikola Dimitrov accused of spreading hatred toward Bulgaria

The Bulgarian BGNES news agency accused Zaev’s Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov of spreading hatred toward Bulgaria. Dimitrov has a hard time in Bulgaria since last year, when he led a campaign to get Germany involved in pressuring Bulgaria to lift its EU veto against Macedonia – the...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 17:30

Problems with voting in the prisons across Macedonia

A number of problems were reported with voting in the Skopje, Stip and Bitola prisons. Prisoners vote a day before the main election day. In the Idrizovo prison near Skopje, voting was delayed for an hour and half after the election committee did not provide voting booths. In the Sutka prison, there...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 17:22

Matricide reported in Skopje

A horrific murder was reported this morning in Skopje’s Aerodrom district. A 62 year old man is arrested on the charge of murdering his own mother. The 84 year old woman was found dead, with a stab wound. Police is investigating what caused the murder.

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 17:18

More election violations in Skopje: Incumbent Mayor kept his campaign office open on Saturday

An apparent violation of the period of pre-election silence was reported in downtown Skopje, when the office of an incumbent Mayor who is running for re-election was open today. Because of the strict rules mandating no campaigning ahead of the elections, Republika is not even allowed to publish the name...

Economy 16.10.21 | 15:03

Huge electricity price hike expected after New Year’s Eve

Not so long ago, the citizens were “honored” with an increase in electricity prices, which caused great dissatisfaction among the citizens, after which several protests were organized. For the next increase in order not to raise the revolt of the citizens who are already upset by the burden...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 14:45

Elections irregularities registered in Ajducka Cesma, Kumanovo

Is this an attempt at election manipulation that should result in electoral fraud in Kumanovo? At the moment, the election process is being violated on the field. Election irregularities were registered in the settlement of Ajducka Cesma in Kumanovo. In the polling stations located opposite the headquarters...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 14:40

Macedonian factory for passports for international mobsters and drug cartels

This year, the Ministry of Interior was shaken by perhaps one of the biggest scandals in recent history when MoI officers unlawfully issued as many as 215 passports, of which in 2014 to foreign nationals and one Macedonian citizen who acquired a fake identity, thus abusing their official position. Among...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 12:07

Dastevski: Election results will be announced around or after midnight

The State Election Commission (SEC) is maximally prepared for the local elections, the chairman of the Commission Aleksandar Dastevski said in an interview with MIA, emphasizing that there are no ideal elections, but he hopes that they will be much better than any other so far, because fingerprint devices...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 12:00

Simovski: The extra people on the voters’ list are people out of the country

Apostol Simovski, director of the State Statistical Office, says the people on the Voters’ List who did not register at the recent national census are out of the country. The absurdity is that for tomorrow’s local elections, the voters; list is just over 1.8 million, and the number, together...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 11:55

PPO commission to monitor possible irregularities at local elections

The Public Prosecutor’s Office said Saturday it has continually monitored developments related to the electoral process through an interim commission, which can proceed upon crimes against elections and voting of Chapter 16 of the Criminal Code. The public prosecutors are committed in the fight against...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 09:47

Fingerprint scanners to be used for the first time during Sunday’s local elections

For the first time in the 2021 Local Elections , biometric voter verification devices will be used in the voting process. For the needs of 3,480 election boards, the SEC procured 4,000 fingerprint scanners from the “Dermalog” company from Germany. The fingerprint scanners will be operated...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 09:41

What does it take for a mayor to be elected in the first round of elections?

The seventh local elections take place on Sunday, in which mayors and councilors will be elected in 80 municipalities and the City of Skopje. Citizens will choose between 299 candidates for mayor and 572 candidate lists for members of municipal councils with a total of 10,532 candidates. Coalitions,...

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