The 23rd Congress of the SDSM party has kicked off in Skopje, in which the party should confirm Stevo Pendarovski’s nomination for president in the upcoming elections.

The congress opened with an address by Prime Minister and party leader Zoran Zaev.

After the address, the congress will be closed to the public, and it will be reopened at the end with an address by the elected presidential candidate.

Stevo Pendarovski received the support to be a joint presidential candidate of the 31 political parties from the SDSM, the government’s coalition, and supporters of the concept of a joint presidential candidate.