Tag: elections
Macedonia 10.08.20 | 13:49

SDSM made to look weak as Pendarovski delays the decision on who will get the first shot at forming a Government

Even though the SDSM party holds the Presidency of the country, through its candidate Stevo Pendarovski, and claims that it has won the inconclusive and chaotic July 15 elections, Pendarovski is still not moving ahead with giving the mandate to form the next Government. Since mid last week Pendarovski...

Macedonia 08.08.20 | 15:36

Why is SDSM hiding several hundred thousand euros for ads on social networks and where do they come from?

SDSM is the most non-transparent political party in the Republic of Macedonia and that raises many doubts, VMRO-DPMNE spokesperson Dimce Arsovski said at Sunday’s press conference adding that SDSM held these elections in the most undemocratic way, committing the largest election robbery and bribery...

Macedonia 05.08.20 | 20:52

SDSM abused the state of emergency to influence the elections, Mickoski says

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that SDSM abused the changes to the electoral code, which it unilaterally adopted before the elections, to gain unfair advantage during the July 15 elections. SDSM spent a billion EUR from the budget in vote buying, unlawfully blocked the property of my party...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 13:04

Snap elections – deadlines: Will Pendarovski wait for the last day to entrust the mandate or will he invite the leaders to a meeting?

SDSM led by Zoran Zaev demanded snap elections so that the country could deal with the coronavirus and a possible second wave. Snap elections took place, but instead of moving towards the rapid formation of the Parliament and the Government, deadlines were awaited. Such was the case with the Parliament’s...

Economy 03.08.20 | 22:46

Massive spike in public debt is the price of SDSM’s pre-election vote buying

The one billion EUR increase in debt in just several months is proof of the massive pre-election bribery that was done by the SDSM party, said VMRO-DPMNE official Anastasija Ilievska. The shocking new report from the Finance Ministry released today showed that the public debt now stands at 6.5 billion...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 23:20

Mickoski on the bribery before the elections: 10 million euros were distributed by hand, outside the institutions

The bribery before the elections was committed through the cards that were distributed in the amount of 28 million euros, then through the green oil project. Our information is that 10 million euros have been distributed by hand outside the institutions, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski aid...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 11:20

Prosecutors raid the State Electoral Commission to investigate the software that threw the election outcome into doubt

Prosecutors raided the State Electoral Commission (SEC) today and seized documents linked with the contract with the software company that prepared the program that presented voting results, the SDK.mk news site reported. The Electoral Commission suffered what it called a hacking attack on the evening...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 16:34

Administrative Court rejects all charges and requests, including the one for a manual recount

The Administrative Court rejected the final four charges on the conduct of the July 15 elections, including two from VMRO-DPMNE. The conservative party called for a full manual recount of all ballots, given the chaotic vote counting process and the strange hacking attack on the State Electoral Commission...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 20:36

VMRO takes its case before the Administrative Court

Political parties submitted six new charges, including two from VMRO-DPMNE. The conservative party is calling for a complete manual recount, to restore the trust in the election process after the strange hacking attack on election night. Previously, the request was rejected by the State Electoral Commission,...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 20:20

Court rejects allegations of ballot stuffing, Ziadin Sela responds with a call for a mass protest against DUI on Monday

The Administrative Court rejected all 75 charges submitted by the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative. The two ethnic Albanian parties claim that its rivals for the Albanian vote, primarily DUI, used intimidation and ballot stuffing to win 15 seats as opposed to AA’s 12. Before the decision was...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 21:57

Fokus: Police source say that the hacking attack didn’t reach to the election committee database

According to Fokus, the initial findings of the police team that is investigating the election day hacking attack showed that the attack did not tamper with the results as they were published. The website of the State Electoral Commission crashed just as it began uploading the results. A separate attack...

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 | 22:14

Levica submitted nearly 2.000 complaints to the electoral commission

The leftist Levica party submitted nearly 2.000 objections to the State Electoral Commission on the conduct of the early general elections. The SEC also received over 150 complaints from the Alliance of Albanians, as well as the main request – for a complete manual recount of the ballots submitted...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 10:28

VMRO demands manual recount of the votes

VMRO-DPMNE submitted two objections to the State Electoral Commission (SEC), covering the counting of the votes in the messy early general elections held on Wednesday. The key request from VMRO-DPMNE is a manual recount of the votes, given the chaos that ensued in the reporting of the results. The SEC...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 15:48

EU expects to see a stable coalition

European Union officials called for the creation of a stable governing coalition in Macedonia after the difficult “corona elections” left the Parliament narrowly divided. In a joint statement from Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi and foreign policy chief Josep Borell, it is said that...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 13:16

Misajlovski: I’ll never accept these results, they don’t reflect the reality

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski said that the results of the election do not reflect the reality on the ground, and that the opposition party will remain guided by the votes of its supporters. Misajlovski blamed the bribery of voters done by the ruling SDSM party and the abuse of the institutions...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 09:23

Albanians will determine who won the elections in Macedonia, Albin Kurti’s party says

Albin Kurti’s VV party from Kosovo congratulated to the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia on the outcome of the early elections, pointing that Albanian parties won up to 34 seats – the best result yet, as VV said. While we are still waiting for the final results, there is good news, a record...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 09:08

Parties prepare for legal action after chaotic election

After the total disarray during the vote counting process, political parties are announcing they will file complaints to the State Electoral Commission. Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the legal team in his VMRO-DPMNE party is preparing their list of objections to the process. The ruling...

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 15:07

Ahmeti rejoices in his coming role as kingmaker

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti gleefully predicted that will again be the kingmaker after the early elections delivered a narrow result between the two main parties, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM. There will be grand negotiations. Grand negotiations. Mala Recica (the village near Tetovo where DUI has its party HQ)...

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