As her opponent’s lead extended to make victory mathematically impossible for her, Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova posted a Twitter message:

The battle for Macedonia continues, never North, always Macedonia, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE candidate wrote as SDSM – DUI candidate Stevo Pendarovski declared victory.

Siljanovska was virtually tied with Pendarovski in the first round, but massive vote in favor of Pendarovski by ethnic Albanians, whose candidate Blerim Reka dropped out of the race after the first round, secured the victory for Pendarovski.