A new feature in the large mansion that Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov is building is an elevator linking his garage to the four stories of the building, said VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski.

Stoilkovski asked Silegov, who faces a very difficult re-election fight on October 31st, to explain how he can afford the 24,000 EUR elevator on his salary as Mayor.

In four years as Mayor, Silegov built a ski villa on Mavrovo, bought luxury vehicles for 130,000 EUR and expanded his house to a four stories building without a permit. On all his salary. Meanwhile, he reports that his law office is on the verge of bankruptcy, having made just 5,000 EUR in 2019. His personal property has expanded by half a million while he was in office, Stoilkovski said.