Preparations for elections begin, usually 5-6 months before elections, preparations begin. The good thing is that we had, we still have an intensive field activity that started in the summer, lasts all fall, and this winter too, we are with the citizens several days a week. We receive information from the citizens on how they see things, noted the vice president of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, in a morning show on “Sloboden Pechat”.

Nikoloski added that during the field activity of VMRO-DPMNE, good contacts were made because there is no part of the country that has not been visited by VMRO-DPMNE.

“After the holidays, we will probably enter that classic election campaign that the citizens know”, explained the vice president of VMRO-DPMNE.He indicated that now there are two options regarding the date for elections. One option is that the first round of presidential elections will be held on March 31st, and the second round of presidential elections together with parliamentary elections will be held on April 14th. And the second option is what VMRO-DPMNE also proposed, which is to hold the first round of presidential elections on April 24th, and to hold the second round of presidential elections together with parliamentary elections on May 8th.

“There are two features in this proposal of ours, first, the Parliament goes to regular elections, which means that it is in operation even after the elections are held until the new Parliament is constructed. And the inauguration of the newly elected president of the state can be done on May 12, when Stevo Pendarovski’s term ends. The second feature is that the elections would be held on Wednesday as it was in 2020 and in fact in 2006. Because the fifth of May, Sunday is Easter and considering that it is a big religious holiday, it would not be logical to have elections”, he said.

Nikoloski added that for now there are no official talks about the elections. For the time being, the government has decided to conduct the discussion about the elections through the media.