Tag: elections
Macedonia 06.05.21 | 09:11

Bulgaria will hold early elections in July

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev announced that the country will hold early general elections on July 11th, after none of the main parties were able to put together a majority in the Parliament. The establishment GERB and BSP parties lost significant share of their support to the upstart populists of...

Macedonia 25.04.21 | 23:16

Misajlovski: Early elections are a way out of the political deadlock

A way out of the political crisis is to hold early elections, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski, in an interview with RFE. Misajlovski said that it is now clear that the Zaev coalition does not have the necessary majority to lead the country. They don’t have the margin they like...

Balkans 01.04.21 | 10:52

Macedonians with Bulgarian passports removed from voter lists ahead of Bulgaria’s elections

Just a few days before the parliamentary elections, the municipality of Blagoevgrad started a procedure to remove 3,526 voters from the village of Rilci. They are Bulgarian citizens from Macedonia, reports Fakti.bg. The removal started a year and a half after the signals received from the locals that...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 13:14

Liberal Democrats will run in the municipal elections independently from SDSM

The Liberal Democratic Party announced it will compete at the coming municipal elections alone, independently from its coalition partner SDSM. It is a new move to remove LDP from the SDSM orbit, after the party left the SDSM led group in Parliament. We leave the door open to other coalitions with other...

Macedonia 21.03.21 | 12:59

Elections in SDSM same as elections held in North Korea

VMRO-DPMNE says that with Sunday’s elections in SDSM, the North Korean democracy is penetrating more and more in Macedonia. No one in SDSM was allowed to oppose the only candidate in the elections, Zoran Zaev. That is why the 69 thousand voters of SDSM today have one name on the ballot that they...

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 09:51

Mickovski: There will be elections in the country and there is no election crime that will save you in the future

The vacation of the former Secretary General of the Government and current advisor to the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Dragi Raskovski, is still a fresh topic of disbelief. According to Ivor Mickovski, Raskovski’s departure and Zaev’s approval is the ultimate arrogance, irresponsibility and...

Macedonia 13.03.21 | 14:58

VMRO: SDSM is trying to rig the elections with its refusal to purchase fingerprint devices

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused the Zaev regime of attempting to violate the electoral code and ignore the obligation to use fingerprint devices as an added security feature during the coming local elections. SDSM has obfuscated through several rounds of talks with VMRO on the implementation...

Macedonia 13.03.21 | 11:04

Justice Minister Maricic says he is not sure the fingerprint devices will be in use in time for the local elections

Justice Minister Bojan Maricic announced that the Government will leave it until June to decide if the process of purchasing fingerprint devices for the October municipal elections is proceeding well. This casual approach seems to confirm the suspicions of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party that the ruling...

Macedonia 10.03.21 | 14:52

Almost no interest among Macedonian dual citizens to vote in the Bulgarian election

Only a few hundred Bulgarian citizens registered to vote in the coming elections in Macedonia, which is raising questions in the Bulgarian press about the ambitious program to issue passports to Macedonian citizens. It’s estimated that around 100,000 Macedonians have acquired Bulgarian passports,...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 16:49

Milososki: There are signs of splintering in the ruling coalition

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki said that there is on-going reconfiguring in the Parliament, with members from the ruling majority declaring that they have been misled by Zaev. There are signals from groups in the Parliament, and from individuals who are not satisfied with the Government. Too much...

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 18:14

SDSM is updating the list of party members ahead of the leadership vote

The ruling SDSM party is engaged in a campaign to canvass its members ahead of the congress planned for this March where the members will hold a direct vote for a part leader. Top party officials, including Government members, are going door to door using the membership lists and so far over 36,000 people...

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 12:49

Zaev rejects Mickoski’s call for early elections in October

Zoran Zaev rejected the request from opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski that the municipal elections in October are used to hold early general elections. Mickoski insists that the numerous failures of the Zaev Government to deal with the healthcare crisis and the veto from Bulgaria, as well as its...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 20:27

Bulgarian politician who is most invested in the dispute with Macedonia may not reach the threshold to win seats in Parliament

Polls in Bulgaria show that the nationalist United Patriots coalition led by Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov will be fighting for entry in the next Parliament. Karakacanov is the driving force behind the growing dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria, which is largely motivated by his need to win...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 18:58

Mickoski blasts the government for breaking up the Vevcani carnival, while it allowed holding elections in Stip

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE commented on today’s event in Vevcani, when during the Carnival, the police intervened and attacked the people, reminding that during the local elections in Stip the same police stood aside during the celebration of victory of the new mayor. When the...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 09:46

If Bulgarian positions change after the elections, they could become even worse for Macedonia, Zaharieva warns Zaev

In a TV interview, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that Macedonia should not hope that Bulgarian positions will change after the March general election. There is a misconception that something will change. If there is a change, it could be to the worse for them, Zaharieva said, adding...

Macedonia 12.01.21 | 15:07

Aleksandar Dastevski named new head of the State Electoral Commission

The Parliament elected new members to the State Electoral Commission (SEC), and appointed Aleksandar Dastevski as its head. Professor Dastevski was nominated by VMRO-DPMNE, as customarily, the main opposition party names the head of the SEC. VMRO nominated another new member to the SEC – Boban...

Macedonia 13.12.20 | 20:40

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev, Nikolov and SDSM are to blame for all deaths and infections in Stip after Sunday’s elections

Zaev today showed all his political madness. In the midst of an epidemic in Stip, even those infected with the coronavirus were brought to the polling stations because of power and position, which directly endangers the lives of hundreds of people involved in the election process, VMRO-DPMNE said in...

Macedonia 13.12.20 | 15:30

Two voters from COVID-19 isolation list went to the polls in Stip

A member of the Electoral Board that at a polling station in Stip reported that persons aged 72 and 67 cast their votes at the indicated polling station even though they were positive for the coronavirus and were on the list for isolation. They were ordered go into isolation on December 12, 2020. The...

Macedonia 26.11.20 | 17:17

Despite out of control corona infections and opposition boycott, Stip begins preparations for elections

Even as he coronavirus infections are ran amok and the opposition boycotts the elections, electoral committees were formed today in Stip and Plasnica. The eastern Macedonian city and the rural municipality in the west are supposed to elect new mayors after the incumbents were named to the Government...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 12:15

Amid a major corona spike, SDSM and its satellite candidates begin an election campaign in Stip

The five candidates for Mayor of Stip who decided to take part in the elections scheduled for December 13 began campaigning today. The elections are boycotted by all opposition parties, who say it is grossly irresponsible to hold a vote in the midst of a major second wave of the epidemic, as the number...

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