Tag: sdsm
Macedonia 27.10.21 | 12:22

Stoilkovski: Parapolice structures are being sent to Bitola, blackmailing people with work and housing issues

VMRO-DPMNE spokesperson Naum Stoilkovski presented photos showing police officers from the special task force being sent to Bitola by people close to Zoran Zaev and Oliver Spasovski to exert pressure on citizens before the second round of local elections. These are members of the special task force sent...

Macedonia 25.10.21 | 17:25

SDSM candidate in Kumanovo assaulted a female opposition candidate

A female candidate supporting Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski was attacked by an SDSM official, Dimitrievski’s office informed today. Dimitrievski split with his former SDSM party and ran a successful independent campaign, for which he now faces police intimidation and several incidents have...

Macedonia 22.10.21 | 18:57

Trajanov: SDSM must sort out issues in party ranks and relations in the coalition

The polls completely failed with the assessments, but the voting is a realistic reflection of the determination of the citizens, Pavle Trajanov from the Democratic Union said. I think that the reasons for the failure of the coalition and SDSM are primarily a result of the internal disunity in the party....

Macedonia 20.10.21 | 09:10

SDSM activists filmed bribing voters in Bitola ahead of the key run-off race

After the disastrous first round of the elections, SDSM is reduced to fighting for dear life in the run-off races in Skopje, Bitola, Kumanovo and Ohrid, as well as Centar and Karpos – after all other major cities and Skopje municipalities were lost in the first round. And just as the ruling party...

Macedonia 19.10.21 | 15:37

In four years SDSM lost half its voters

Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party saw its support cut in half from the high water mark of the 2017 local elections. The disastrous result of SDSM in the first round of the 2021 local elections is mostly due to their fall in support – as people simply turned away from Zaev. This is the third worst result...

Macedonia 18.10.21 | 01:20

Zaev blames his minor partners for the defeat, insists that his coalition will survive

Zoran Zaev eventually addressed the public at 1 in the morning, after a brutal election day for his SDSM party. Flanked by his Government Ministers, instead of the mayoral candidats, Zaev declared that his party won or has a lead in 30 municipalities in the second round, and insisted that he will fight...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 23:56

SDSM’s Kostadinov declares victory in Strumica

SDSM candidate Kostadin Kostadinov declared a victory in the first round of the mayoral elections in Strumica – the main power-base of SDSM and its leader Zoran Zaev. Kostadinov said that he won by 4,000 votes ahead of the VMRO-DPMNE candidate Zan Drvosanov in an otherwise brutal night for SDSM.

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 23:40

SDSM hopes to be saved by Albanian voters in the runoff race in Skopje

Faced with major losses across the country, SDSM sent their official and Zaev’s Deputy Prime Minister Ljupco Nikolovski to confront the press. In his remarks, after insisting that the party won half a dozen small municipalities, Nikolovski focused on the mayoral race in Skopje, pinning the hopes...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 21:43

DUI declares victory over SDSM in Aracinovo

Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi announced that the DUI party took back Aracinovo, the important municipality east of Skopje, from SDSM. SDSM won there in 2017, in a rare upset where they ran an ethnic Albanian candidate Milkije Halimi. According to Grubi, the DUI candidate Ridvan Ibraimi won beat both...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 21:13

Initial results: SDSM expects to win outright in four smaller municipalities

SDSM is lagging behind VMRO-DPMNE in announcing wins in the local election. While VMRO already claimed Aerodrom, Kisela Voda, Gjorce Petrov and Gazi Baba – all significant municipalities in Skopje and the city of Prilep, SDSM is briefing the press that it has an outright win in several smaller...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 22:35

Party office kept open in Veles in violation of the electoral law

Reporters in Veles filmed activists from a ruling party in Veles as they kept their party office open on the day of official electoral silence. Parties are forbidden from campaigning on Saturday and on Sunday until the close of the polling station. But a number of similar violations from the ruling parties...

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 10:57

VMRO-DPMNE accuses SDSM of vote buying

The Zaev regime is engaged in pre-election bribery, using public money and dark funds, the VMRO-DPMNE party said in a statement. One form of bribery, according to the opposition party, is the package of “financial aid” approved to 160 companies just ahead of the elections. If the purpose...

Macedonia 13.10.21 | 17:50

Danela Arsovska announces slander charges against SDSM

Skopje mayoral candidate Danela Arsovska announced that she will file slander charges against the ruling SDSM party and its member of Parliament Darko Kaevski, after she was accused of allegedly owing money to a sports hall in Skopje. Arsovska wages a serious fight with SDSM candidate Petre Silegov for...

Macedonia 13.10.21 | 10:48

SDSM member tears her membership card: I do not want to be associated with that criminal gang

In general, I avoid writing posts, especially because I do not need to justify myself to anyone at all, but I am tired of being attacked for being VMRO supporter just because I do not support the current government, for all those of you who did not know you can freely see that I have been a member of...

Macedonia 11.10.21 | 22:29

New poll shows VMRO-DPMNE with large lead over SDSM

A new poll, conducted by the Pro Research agency for the Plusinfo news site, shows that VMRO-DPMNE maintains a solid lead ahead of SDSM with less than a week to go until the local elections. The poll was conducted between in the first week of October, and it shows VMRO ranking at 26 percent, while SDSM...

Macedonia 06.10.21 | 20:18

Mickoski says just as DUI and SDSM make agreements on tenders and criminal deals, so they agreed to avoid responsibility for the Tetovo hospital fire

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said at Wednesday’s rally in the municipality of Ilinden that just as DUI and SDSM make agreements on tenders and criminal deals, so they agreed to avoid responsibility for the fire in the modular hospital in Tetovo where 14 people burned alive. Zaev and his...

Macedonia 04.10.21 | 22:26

Red card for Zaev in Kavadarci: SDSM’s rally with three times lower attendance than that of VMRO-DPMNE

Tonight, the people of Kavadarci gave a red card to Zoran Zaev. The SDSM rally was attended by a small number of people. According to field sources, about 400 people from Kavadarci came out to listen to Zaev’s speech, which is a desperately small number for the city. The rally of VMRO-DPMNE in...

Macedonia 01.10.21 | 21:26

The SDSM Mayor of Berovo used a municipal vehicle to display his election signs

The Mayor of Berovo Zvonko Pekevski (SDSM) had a municipal vehicle display his pre-election signs through the town. This abuse of municipal resources was recorded and shared online today. The vehicle meant to repair street lights was used to place SDSM party banners with Pekevski’s name.

Macedonia 28.09.21 | 12:37

Question to SDSM: When Crvenkovski abolished Zaev, did he fight corruption or not?

The campaign has begun. For many it has already been seen, for others it has been unexpected, because the start was in the sign of humor and satire, reduced to fathers and children, but not to the real ones, but to the political ones, and still others did not event turn on the TV, watch or listen to...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 17:19

SDSM scandalously refuses to discuss the Tetovo tragedy in Parliament

The insolent manipulation of the people continues by SDSM. From the fake resignations, now they have illogically voted against the debate on the Tetovo tragedy in the Committee on Labor and Social Policy, said VMRO-DPMNE. Lawmakers from the ruling coalition are running away from confronting arguments...