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Macedonia 05.11.20 | 13:11

Prosecutors go after the State Electoral Commission

State prosecutors announced they are pressing charges against the head of the State Electoral Commission (SEC) Oliver Derkoski and three of its members, over the purchase of software used for the July 15 “corona elections”. The software, provided by the Duna company whose owner is also being...

Macedonia 20.07.20 | 23:08

Derkoski says that the parties did not provide evidence for the allegations of ballot stuffing

Oliver Derkovski, the head of the State Election Commission, said that the SEC rejected all complaints submitted over the chaotic early general elections because there was no evidence to back up the claims of ballot stuffing and vote rigging. – That was our problem. The complaints required more...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 22:32

All 2,000 complaints about the conduct of the elections hastily rejected

In a matter of hours, State Electoral Commission (SEC) voted to reject all objections and complaints it received from the parties that participated in the early general elections. This includes the key requests from VMRO-DPMNE for a manual recount of the ballots. The elections on Wednesday were marked...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 10:36

SEC head Derkoski stands by the preliminary results

The head of the State Electoral Commission Oliver Derkoski insisted that the election results the SEC eventually published on Thursday evening are authentic. Wednesday’s early general election saw chaos ensue over the vote counting process, as the SEC website crashed due to an alleged hacking attack...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:46

Derkoski: It’s a dead heat

State Electoral Commission President Oliver Derkoski said that the race between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM is a dead heat. Derkoski held a brief press conference to discuss the attack on the SEC website which prevented the publication of results. When asked about the results, Derkoski said that he would rather...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 19:02

Derkoski: The elections are largely orderly, there are minor issues and they are being resolved

State Electoral Commission President Oliver Derkoski said that the elections are being conducted largely orderly, with small incidents being reported. I expect that by the end of the day the voters will legitimize the future Government as well as the entire electoral process, Derkoski said. The turnout...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 13:05

State Electoral Commission head speaks out against the campaign to spoil the ballots

Oliver Derkoski, head of the State Electoral Commission, warned the voters not to scribble comments on the ballots or cross out the word “North” from the imposed name of the country. Activists and supporters of a ruling party which imposed the name change have been sharing ostensibly “patriotic”...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:42

Strict rules meant to prevent the spread of the virus will make voting difficult

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) and the Committee on Infectious Diseases presented the coronavirus safety protocols that will be used to reduce the spread of the virus during the July 15 elections. SEC President Oliver Derkoski said that 20 percent of polling stations will be relocated to reduce...

Macedonia 11.06.20 | 12:59

Derkoski: Decrees issued by the Government lose their power once the state of emergency ends

Oliver Derkoski, the head of the State Electoral Commission (SEC) who yesterday warned the Government that it is not possible to hold elections on July 5, the date which the SDSM led Government insists on. Hours after Derkoski’s comments the Government issued a decree which SDSM insists will mandate...

Macedonia 23.04.19 | 21:58

Electoral commission head expects new elections if these fail due to low turnout, but says no guarantee that would happen

Although the first round of the presidential elections doesn’t have a turnout floor, it was indicative of a possible failure of the second round, where the floor is set at 40 percent. Turnout in the first round was barely a few points over 40 percent. And with third placed candidate Blerim Reka...

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