Tag: elections
Macedonia 02.06.20 | 23:01

Nikoloski: elections only after the epidemic has been put under control

VMRO-DPMNE is eager that we hold elections, but that can only happen after the coronavirus epidemic has been put under control, said the opposition party’s Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. He blamed the ruling SDSM party of reckless conduct as it insisted to hold a pre-election campaign, and...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 18:27

Our way or the highway: SDSM now threatens they will cancel elections for the whole of 2020 if we don’t vote in July

SDSM spokesman Kostadin Kostadinov threatened that elections may be canceled altogether and not happen in 2020 at all, unless they take place in July 5, as the ruling party insists. The 2016 elections took place on December 11, but the parties agreed to hold early elections in April, that have now been...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 14:36

Macedonia daily has more patients than the whole Balkans together, and the government is only talking about elections

Instead of givings proposals for new measures to protect the population from the coronavirus, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev is only talking about elections, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said at Tuesday’s press conference. Macedonia daily has more patients every day than the whole Balkans together,...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 09:08

Osmani: Elections will definitely take place in the fall

Elections to be held either on July 5 or on regular date in the fall, Bujar Osmani said late Monday on TV21’s “Click Plus” show. Efforts will be made to create conditions, but also a consensus to be reached over July 5. But if there are no conditions for July 5, elections will definitely...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 16:19

As the body count grows, Zaev insists on holding “corona elections” in July

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev shocked the public today with his push that elections take place on July 5, even as Macedonia suffered its worst single day death toll of the coronavirus epidemic so far. Seven people died and 89 were listed as newly infected – numbers that surpass anything from what...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 10:04

Despite the coronavirus spike, SDSM demands elections take place in early July

The ruling SDSM party issued a press release demanding that elections take place as soon as possible. This echoes recent comments from top SDSM officials such as Radmila Sekerinska and Oliver Spasovski, with the similar message, that fly in the face of the difficult coronavirus situation in the country. By...

Macedonia 31.05.20 | 20:49

Number of infections and deaths is rising – SDSM thinks only of elections

Today’s worrying numbers do not worry the SDSM leadership, so they continue to talk only about elections. Although we have a daily rise in the number of infections and deaths, today interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski and Deputy Prime Minister Radmila Sekerinska said that elections must be...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 23:31

Nikoloski: In conditions when there are 115 new cases in three days, it is irresponsible to talk about elections

In conditions when there are 115 new cases in three days, it is irresponsible to talk about elections, emphasizes the Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski. He says that he knows that this is a narrative that SDSM wants to talk about because they hope for low turnout and thus reduce the...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 15:49

Stojanoska (VMRO): It is obscene to talk about elections given the state we are in

It’s obscene to propose holding elections in a situation like this, said VMRO-DPMNE official Dafina Stojanoska during her press conference today. She pointed to the dismal numbers of newly infected Covid-19 patients, and the high number of deaths, and said that holding elections in June, as the...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 09:55

VMRO warns that Zaev’s push for elections in June is dangerous, will lead to Covid-19 deaths

Holding elections at a time of exceptionally bad coronavirus statistics is dangerous, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, as the number of deaths and newly infected patients remains as high as it was during the worst days of the epidemic. Zoran Zaev wants elections in which, instead of votes, we will...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 09:37

Pendarovski will announce a new decision regarding the state of emergency tomorrow

President Pendarovski announced that he will convene the Security Council on Saturday to discuss whether he will extend the state of emergency for a third time. Macedonia has been under a state of emergency for two and a half months, which allows the Government to rule by decree. Meanwhile, the Parliament...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 00:02

Janusev: SDSM are making rules up as they push for “corona elections” in June

The SDSM party is making up legal provisions in its push to hold elections in June, said VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev, during a TV debate with Muhamed Zekiri from SDSM. Zekiri pomoted the SDSM position that the elections should be held 22 days from the moment when SDSM loyalist, President...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 23:37

DUI official says that the parties are negotiating an election date in early July

Izet Mexhiti from the DUI party said that the differences in the talks between the main parties about the next elections have boiled down to several days in July. Whether it is July 5 or July 12, it’s a matter of days, and we can find a mutually acceptable solution, Mexhiti said. Earlier, another...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 15:23

Spasovski: Elections must be held 60 days after Parliament’s dissolution

The Constitution offers no compromise. It clearly states that election must be held 60 days after Parliament has dissolved, Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski told reporters Thursday, during a visit to the municipality of Karbinci. The state of emergency will be extended for a few days if the need...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 20:45

Culev: Identification of citizens with protective equipment will be a problem during the elections

Setting the election date must be directly related to health, and another important moment, to have adequate international and internal monitoring, said Interior Minister Nake Culev on TV21 on Wednesday. He also pointed out a problem that could arise during the process. For there to be international...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 16:42

Mickoski: If SDSM goes to the polls on 21 June, good luck to them

Agreement on elections should be reached by consensus because there was no consensus when they passed the decree. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev’s position is to hold elections on 21 June. We have stated our position on this issue, there should be a consensus. When they passed the decree, there was no...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:17

Mickoski says the election date negotiations are still on-going as DUI declares for July 5

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that talks are on-going with the ruling SDSM party over when to hold the early elections. He did not discuss whether the parties are now focusing on July 5, as the DUI party recently announced, and as was inadvertently revealed by the Kosovan Prime Minister Albin...

Balkans 27.05.20 | 15:04

Members of the European Parliament protest push by the Serbian Government to set a June election date without agreement with the opposition

Eleven member of European Parliament from the liberal Renew Europe group sent a letter to Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi calling on him to pay particular attention to Serbia, as its Government is trying to hold elections in June, without reaching agreement with the opposition on the date of...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 11:34

“Strumica denes” poll: 65% of citizens prefer elections to be held in September

In a poll conducted by “Strumica Denes”, a week ago, 65% of citizens or 2,000 votes were in favor of elections to be held in September, while 35% or 1,100 votes for elections to be held in June. These days the political parties should make a final decision on the date when the parliamentary...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 21:45

Mickoski: We believe August and September is the best period for holding elections, safest for people’s health

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski pointed out Monday in an interview with TV Klan that the end of August and the beginning of September would be a good period for holding elections from the position of protecting the health of citizens. Fact is that agreement on the date for the upcoming elections...

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