Trajko Slaveski from VMRO-DPMNE said that, while votes are still counted in Skopje, the dismal turnout in majority Albanian parts of the city means that Danela Arsovska will be the new Mayor.

The only areas where her opponent, incumbent Mayor Petre Silegov won in the first round, were the Albanian majority areas such as Saraj. Saraj had dismal turnout in the second round – it failed to reach over 30 percent even after suspicious late evening surge in voting – or ballot stuffing.

According to the initial reports, in Aerodrom and Lisice Danela Arsovska leads convincingly. Still, the decisive factors is the lower turnout in the Albanian majority areas, said Slaveski, who led the victorious VMRO-DPMNE list for the Skopje City Council.