The ruling SDSM party appointed a Zaev loyalist – Ljupco Nikolovski – as head of its electoral staff. Meanwhile deputy party leader Radmila Sekerinska will be in charge of preparing the electoral program of the party.

Nikolovski was appointed as SDSM party Secretary General from the Agriculture Ministry, after the previous Secretary General Aleksandar Kiracovski was dismissed due to his alleged involvement in racketeering. Kiracovski led the last SDSM electoral campaign – the presidential elections ealier this year.

Early general elections were called for April 12th 2020, after the Government failed to secure the opening of EU accession talks, despite the humiliating name change it imposes on the country.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that SDSM is the favorite to win the elections while addressing its Central Committee delegates yesterday.