Tag: elections
Macedonia 01.12.21 | 13:25

DUI could use the divisions in the Albanian opposition to call for early elections

The splintering in the ethnic Albanian opposition could prompt the DUI party to call for early elections and solidify its position as king-maker in Parliament. DUI faced a collapse of its coalition with SDSM as the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party was joined by three ethnic Albanian opposition parties –...

Macedonia 17.11.21 | 14:05

Mickoski calls on Zaev and Ahmeti to allow early elections without delay

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on Zoran Zaev to drop his attempts to shore up his crumbling coalition, and to agree to early elections. Zaev narrowly survived an attempted vote of no confidence last week, when an opposition member of Parliament went missing – and was apparently...

Macedonia 15.11.21 | 12:24

Only 650 votes cast in polling stations in Macedonia for the Bulgarian elections

Of the more than 100,000 Macedonian citizens who hold a dual Bulgarian citizenship, only about 650 votes yesterday in the general and presidential elections. Most of the votes in the Bulgarian Embassy in Skopje and consulates across the country were cast for the GERB party (207), followed by the nationalist...

Balkans 14.11.21 | 22:13

New protest party expected to win the elections in Bulgaria, but again no easy path to majority

Exit polls show that Bulgaria will have another fragmented Parliament, with the conservative GERB party on course to lose to a newly formed protest party called We Keep the Change by a few points – both parties are estimated at between 23 and 26 percent of the vote. Third ranked is the Turkish...

Macedonia 14.11.21 | 10:34

Citizens of Debar vote in mayoral elections

Citizens of Debar vote today in the second round of their mayoral elections. They are the last municipality in Macedonia not to elect a mayor, because of issues at one polling station in the city. The race is fought between candidates of the Alliance of Albanians and DUI – which held the city for...

Macedonia 04.11.21 | 16:08

The local elections painted the political map of Macedonia red

Kurir reported on the accumulated results from the two rounds of the local elections, and on the scope of the VMRO-DPMNE victory over SDSM. Their report comes after the SDSM party tried to portray the election as actually a win for the ruling coalition – if you put all their separate vote totals...

Macedonia 04.11.21 | 15:00

Misajlovski: We need snap elections

We won in 42 municipalities and the city of Skopje, and the difference in votes is over 55,000 votes. The difference from both rounds of the local elections is 110,000 votes. That is why we need snap elections, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski. Zoran Zaev announced that he will resign...

Macedonia 01.11.21 | 23:15

Taravari: Early elections no later than a year from now

Gostivar Mayor doctor Arben Taravari, who is also the deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, expects that early elections will take place no later than a year from now. Taravari said that the opposition formally began negotiations to form a new majority in Parliament, after SDSM, which leads the...

Macedonia 01.11.21 | 20:20

Despite electoral defeat, SDSM and their coalition partners insist that they want to remain in power

Even though he announced that he intends to resign as Prime Minister and SDSM party leader, Zoran Zaev today assembled his coalition partners to have them declare their support to his continued leadership. Several of his coalition partners, including top DUI officials, said that they asked Zaev to remain...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 23:53

Macedonia: VMRO victory in local elections forces Zoran Zaev to resign

While votes from the second round of the local elections are still counted, the outcome is clear – VMRO-DPMNE and other opposition parties secured major gains, prompting Zoran Zaev to announce his resignation as Prime Minister and leader of the SDSM party. Zaev promised to resign after the shellacking...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 21:21

Misajlovski: VMRO won in 14 municipalities, including Ohrid and Bitola, leads in Skopje

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski announced that the party won in 14 municipalities, including major cities such as Bitola and Ohrid, Gevgelija, Makedonska Kamenica, Resen, Kratovo and Radovis, as well as rural areas such as Vasilevo, Brvenica, Zelenikovo and Lozovo. The opposition party...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 21:01

Resen, Makedonska Kamenica, Pehcevo – VMRO is winning in a number of cities SDSM won in the first round

With VMRO-DPMNE candidates in the lead in the key mayoral races in the second round, including Skopje, Bitola and Ohrid, a number of smaller cities and rural municipalities are also turning to VMRO. Projections from VMRO-DPMNE show that their candidates have come from behind to win in Resen, Pehcevo...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 19:58

Sela: Change is good in a society

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, said that he expects the outcome of the second round of the local elections to contribute to change in Macedonia. Changes are good in a society. Changes spur competition and make the policies more responsible. I hope that is how the citizens will decide,...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 19:56

Ahmeti calls for reason, compromise and for all sides to accept the election results

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti called for more compromises between the parties as Macedonia voted in the crucial run-off of the local elections. I wish that all sides show wisdom and reason and accept the results, so that we can then work hard to meet our obligations, toward our European processes and to...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 19:33

Arsovska: Despite the dark campaign against me, I expect to increase my margin of victory from the first round

Skopje mayoral candidate Danela Arsovska said that she expects to increase her margin of victory in the second round of the elections, despite the exceptionally ugly attacks her opponent Petre Silegov and the SDSM party launched against her in the last days of the campaign. I won by 8,000 votes in the...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 19:26

Polling stations close, turnout reached 48.88 percent

Turnout across Macedonia reached 48.88 percent at 18:30h, said State Electoral Commission President Aleksandar Dastevski, as the polling stations closed at 19h. This is at about the same level as the first round of the elections – turnout was higher early in the day but dropped off in the afternoon. Highest...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 19:07

Mickoski: We witnessed undemocratic and violent actions from the Government, but I expect that they will backfire

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused the Zaev regime of using undemocratic and violent tactics in the second round of the elections. In one of the numerous incidents that were reported, Mickoski himself went to Kocani, where an Infomax.mk news crew was attacked by SDSM party supporters. The...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 18:35

Turnout remains high in Bitola and Ohrid

Turnout remains higher than expected in the two main cities that vote for mayors in the second round – other than Skopje. Ohrid and Bitola had the VMRO-DPMNE candidates win the first round, but not by enough to avoid a run-off. Turnout in Ohrid today reached 50.8 percent by 17h, while it was 46...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 17:14

Skopje: Voting suspended in Bojane after ruling party activists attacked an opposition observer

Voting is interrupted in the polling station in the village of Bojane, west of Skopje, where earlier today party activists attacked an observer in the Skopje mayoral election. The observer is a member of an opposition party, while the attackers come from two parties from the ruling coalition. This incident...

Macedonia 30.10.21 | 19:20

Voters prepare to elect mayors in the remaining 44 municipalities

Voters across Macedonia elect mayors in 44 municipalities and the city of Skopje tomorrow, after 35 municipalities elected mayors and all elected their councils in the first round on October 17th. The State Electoral Commission has practiced improving the speed of voting after delays caused by the fingerprint...

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