Tag: election
Macedonia 21.07.20 | 21:48

Parties begin to file charges before the Administrative Court, claiming election day violations

The Administrative Court received 75 charges from the Alliance of Albanians and their coalition partner Alternative, who claim instances of ballot stuffing and intimidation that took place on election day. The Integra party also submitted a charge, as did an individual citizen, for violations of his...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 17:34

Zaev says that he will move quickly to form a new coalition

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that he will move quickly in August to put together a new Government. Zaev is currently on a vacation, but he insisted that as the results of the elections are being verified, he will “put together a coalition that will protect the treaties he signed with Greece...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 12:32

Election tampering in Veles as citizens report receiving irregular welfare payments

Citizens from Veles are reporting a case of election violations, as several hundred families who are welfare recipients received additional 2.000 denars via mail today. The move comes directly ahead of the early general elections, when irregular distribution of subsidies, aid and welfare payments is...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 20:58

Interior Minister Culev pledges safe conduct of the elections

Interior Minister Nake Culev inspected the work of the police in Kriva Palanka, Kratovo, Probistip and Sveti Nikole where he said that the Interior Ministry will make sure that voters are allowed to vote freely in safely conducted elections. The local departments have prepared operational plans for their...

Macedonia 25.06.20 | 20:16

Despite wealth of evidence, no action against SDSM for starting the campaign early

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) decided today that the ruling SDSM party did not violate electoral rules with the early start to its campaign. SDSM has been holding campaign events and even overt bribery of voters in poor districts across Macedonia, for months, but the SEC did not accept the complaints...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 12:42

VMRO will be led by public health considerations while discussing the election date

As party leaders are about to hold a meeting next week to discuss a way out of the latest political crisis, VMRO-DPMNE officials say that they will request that any solution protects public health. The ruling SDSM party is pushing for early elections to be held as soon as possible, even as Macedonia...

World 28.04.20 | 18:02

Former EU head Tusk appeals for boycott of Poland’s election

Former European Council president Donald Tusk appealed Tuesday for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election in his native Poland, saying the postal vote the government has proposed carries health risks amid the coronavirus pandemic and would not meet democratic standards for free, equal and transparent...

Macedonia 14.03.20 | 16:32

Parties will suspend their campaigns until March 22

Party leaders agreed to suspend all public election campaigns until March 22, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The early general elections are scheduled on April 12 and the campaign was just beginning in earnest when the pandemic struck. Caretaker Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that he...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 10:14

VMRO list of candidates will underline that the party is under a new management

VMRO-DPMNE will nominate fresh candidates to lead the party’s six lists for the early general elections, and most of the candidates will also be nominated for the first time, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. The party underwent a major overhaul over the traumatic events of the past several...

Balkans 07.10.19 | 16:59

Kosovo opposition parties win snap election

Kosovo’s most prominent opposition leader promised major change on Monday after his party and another opposition group came in first and second in Kosovo’s snap election, ending the long dominance of President Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party (PDK). The leftist Vetevendosje (Self-determination)...