Although the SEC has not finished counting votes yet, SDSM declared Stevo Pendarovski president.

The initial tendencies have remained and show a steady lead of the joint candidate for president, Stevo Pendarovski. Of the processed half of the votes, Pendarovski leads with 30,000 votes ahead of Siljanovska. We expect such a tendency to continue and Pendarovski be declared president of the country, says Kostadin Kostadinov.

He told VMRO-DPMNE not to seek excuses for the defeat that follows.