Police closed the Mavrovo – Debar road on the day when Debar holds its mayoral elections.

The road has been under construction and is normally closed for a few hours every workday. But it is highly unusual to close it during the weekend, when no work takes place, and especially on a crucial election day. The ruling DUI party is trying to keep the city hall in Debar after losing in the first round to the Alliance of Albanians challenger.

Motorists shared pictures from long lines that developed around Debar, as citizens tried to get there and vote.