Tag: census
Macedonia 07.04.22 | 22:29

Ahmeti wants the opposition parties who called for boycott of the census to be held responsible for its failures

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti asked that parties who called for boycott of the census are held responsible. That is his response to the allegations that the chaotically organized census led to great undercounting of ethnic Macedonians – as 132,000 in the country and likely hundreds of thousands in...

Macedonia 05.04.22 | 10:31

VMRO: How many more mistakes will we find in the census results?

How many more mistakes should we expect in the census results, after the State Statistics Bureau (DZS) acknowledged that one religious category – that of atheists – is badly misrepresented. There were only 355 people initially listed under this category, but DZS director Apostol Simovski...

Macedonia 04.04.22 | 13:28

Simovski: We made an error with the atheists and we corrected it, the other data from the census are fine

When publishing the data from the census in the part of religious affiliation, a technical error was made, so as citizens who declared themselves atheists, the number of 355 was stated, instead of 8,764 people who declared themselves not believers, Apostol Simovski told MKD.mk , Director of the State...

Macedonia 04.04.22 | 09:55

VMRO-DPMNE: The census doesn’t show the real picture of the population in the country

The census is incomplete and with many irregularities. This census conducted by SDSM and DUI does not show a realistic picture of the population in the country, says the opposition VMRO-DPMNE. The incompleteness of the census has been shown on several occasions. 132 thousand Macedonians are unregistered,...

Macedonia 03.04.22 | 15:40

Osmani: Agreement with Bulgaria is already made, we discuss how to teach this history in schools

Apostol Simovski – the highly controversial head of the State Statistics Bureau – said that he can’t explain how was one of the religious categories in the census results changed. The number of atheists in Macedonia was initially put at 355, but overnight it grew 25 fold.   Trust...

Macedonia 02.04.22 | 23:09

Roma party denounces the census results, will conduct its own census

Samka Ibraimovski – from the Roma PCER party – denounced the conduct of the census and said that he will organize a separate census for the Roma only. A similar announcement also came from the Serb DPSM party. Roma claim that their numbers were greatly reduced in favor of the Albanian community. This...

Macedonia 02.04.22 | 20:41

Trust in the census further eroded after data on religious groups was changed overnight

Trust in the results of the census is further deteriorated today after the results in one of the categories of religious affiliation changed overnight without any explanation. The census is already marred by the boycott of several hundred thousands ethnic Macedonians in the diaspora, and of 132,000 residents...

Macedonia 01.04.22 | 12:35

Serbs in Macedonia will organize a separate census and will issue certificates to all Serbs

Ivan Stoiljkovic from the Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia said that the party does not accept the outcome of the census, in which the Serbs were estimated at 1.3 percent, or 23,847 citizens. The party will organize a separate census for the Serb minority in Macedonia. We do not accept the fake...

Macedonia 01.04.22 | 11:27

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry is “greatly surprised” at the low number of Bulgarians in the census in Macedonia

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry formally expressed its “surprise” that only 3,504 people in Macedonia registered as ethnic Bulgarians. Bulgaria was hoping this number will run into tens of thousands, after it issued between 80 and 120 thousands dual passports to Macedonian citizens. The Republic...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 20:00

President Pendarovski defends the way the census was conducted, blames opposition parties for the boycott

Despite strong criticism of the 2021 census, which produced badly skewed results, President Stevo Pendarovski praised the operation, for the very reason it took place after 20 years. We did a census with all the trimmings, which does not fall short of the tradition of such operations here, in the region...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 17:13

Statistics bureau chief blames the citizens for the way in which Orthodox Christians were divided into two separate categories

Apostol Simovski, head of the DZS statistics bureau which conducted the census, defended the controversial process insisting that the citizens are at fault for the illogical results. One of the issues is the boycott of at least 7 percent of the residents – overwhelmingly ethnic Macedonians –...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 15:49

Simovski: The census shows a real situation, we were not guided to meet someone’s expectations

The census was conducted according to European methodology and the relevance of the data cannot be disputed due to dissatisfaction with the numbers, the director of the State Statistical Office (SSO), Apostol Simovski told MIA. It is our obligation to show the real situation and we did it, we were not...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 15:27

Pendarovski: Census conducted according to highest EU standards

The very fact that a Census is taking place after 20 years is a success in itself. We have conducted a Census that does not diverge from the tradition in the country, region and Europe over the past few decades. It is not the best census in the history of Europe but one that takes into account the highest...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 14:52

With Gostivar and Tetovo as examples, Dimovski shows how inaccurate the census results are

The census is incomplete, statistically incorrect and inaccurate, former MP Ilija Dimovski reacted yesterday, emphasizing that 21.49% of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia are not registered. Today, through the examples of the population in Gostivar and Tetovo with the data from the census in...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 14:06

SDSM’s successful census is 132 thousand Macedonians unregistered, 200 thousand displaced and without distinction between Christians and Orthodox

The successful census of SDSM is 132 thousand Macedonians unregistered, 200 thousand displaced, and without distinction between Christians and Orthodox, said VMRO-DPMNE. The census is incomplete. And as such it does not give a complete picture of the population. For that purpose, VMRO-DPMNE will conduct...

Macedonia 31.03.22 | 13:05

The census didn’t show where the 600,000 emigrants from SDSM’s lie factory disappeared

What could be expected also came true. In Macedonia live just over 1.8 million inhabitants, although many citizens remained unregistered because the census takers simply did not come to their home or they boycotted, or were afraid of the coronavirus… What is striking when you look at the number of...

Macedonia 30.03.22 | 21:48

Statistics bureau chief blames boycotters for the skewed results of the census

Apostol Simovski, head of the DZS state statistics bureau, blamed the parties that called for boycott for the dismal result of the census in which over 7 percent of the residents did not participate, leading to a major downplaying of the number of ethnic Macedonians in the country. All who called for...

Macedonia 30.03.22 | 19:36

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE will complete the census after it assumes power

As soon as VMRO-DPMNE assumes power, the Government will complete the census by conducting an electronic pairing of all available data, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski after today’s announcement of the census results, which was done despite the fact that 132,000 people, mostly ethnic...

Macedonia 30.03.22 | 19:25

Mickoski: The census is incomplete, 132,000 people, mostly Macedonians, were left unregistered

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the call to boycott the census led to a significant reduction in the share of ethnic Macedonians as part of the population. The boycott was pushed mainly by the populist Levica party, which pointed to the decision to count emigrants and to allow census...

Macedonia 30.03.22 | 18:48

Levica considers the census forged after the massive boycott of 300,000 citizens

The Levica party said that it does not recognize the outcome of the census as legitimate and will propose criminal charges against the organizers. Levica called for a boycott of the census, primarily over the decision to include the diaspora in it, and about 132,000 resident citizens of Macedonia boycotted,...

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