Turnout is low in majority Albanian districts across Macedonia, indicating difficulties for dual citizenship holders and the Albanian diaspora to come to Macedonia because of the coronavirus restrictions, but the latest SEC data shows that Skopje’s largest Roma municipality is also voting well below average.

Shuto Orizari, the northern Skopje area which is the only majority Roma municipality in Macedonia, had a turnout of just 30.7 percent at 19h. Neighboring municipalities, both Macedonian and Albanian, had turnout over 45 percent at the time. Roma parties frequently side with the ruling coalition and provide it with votes in exchange for a few seats in Parliament and a slice of the coalition pie.