Tag: elections
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...

Macedonia 20.11.20 | 13:51

Zaev uses the crisis situation to control the elections in Stip?

At the proposal of the Security Council, which was accepted yesterday by the President Stevo Pendarovski, the Government is expected today to declare a crisis situation throughout the country for 30 days. As the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced, the Steering Committee will propose to the Government...

Macedonia 11.11.20 | 23:40

Taravari: Zaev will push for early general elections in 2021

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians expects Zoran Zaev to call for early general elections in the fall of 2021, along with the scheduled municipal elections. They have 62 votes, we have 58 in Parliament. It makes it very difficult for them to function. As opposition, we helped them out several...

World 07.11.20 | 11:15

Supreme Court Justice Alito orders the ballots that gave Biden the edge in Pennsylvania to be segregated

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has issued a temporary order requiring Pennsylvania elections officials to segregate ballots received after 20h on Election Day, Fox News reported. The move grants a GOP request, at least for now, to place the ballots in a secure, sealed container and have them counted...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 15:34

SDSM and DUI seem intent on holding “corona elections” in the municipalities of Stip and Plasnica

As more and more parties declare against holding early mayoral elections in Stip and Plasnica, only the ruling SDSM and DUI parties insist on another “corona election”. The two mayors, Blagoja Bocvarski and Ismail Jahoski, were appointed to the Government and the Parliament, and elections...

World 04.11.20 | 08:55

Trump blames Democrats of trying to steal his victory

US President Donald Trump denounced what he said are attempts to deprive him of his victory at the presidential elections, after a messy ending of the election day. Trump is solidly in the lead in a number of key battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan and was able to defend some of the...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 22:40

VMRO proposes a serious electoral reform

The municipal elections planned for 2021 should be held in a different format, with a single round, first-past-the-post model, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said. This would be a safer and more economical model, he added during his Kanal 5 TV interview. Under the current model, the municipal...

Macedonia 30.09.20 | 18:54

Zaev’s regime will face an electoral test in the mayoral race in Stip in December

A new Mayor of Stip will be elected in December, after Mayor Blagoja Bocvarski was appointed as Transportation Minister in the new Zaev led Government. The election will be the first test for Zaev after he barely reformed his coalition with DUI in the aftermath of the chaotic and low turnout July 15...

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...

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