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Macedonia 19.06.19 | 10:41

Siljanovska: You can’t join the EU with smiles alone, you need to reform

The opposition presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova responded to the failed meeting of the European foreign ministers by calling out the Zaev Government for its failure to implement reforms. You join the EU by meeting the Copenhagen criteria, which include the rule of law, liberal,...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 21:46

Siljanovska to Zaev: You can celebrate Prespa, we will protect our name

Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, the opposition candidate at the recent presidential elections in Macedonia, told Zoran Zaev that he can celebrate the Prespa treaty if he wants to – “we will protect our name”. Siljanovska shared her response over her social media accounts on the...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 15:28

EU Ambassador meets Pendarovski and Siljanovska, Pendarovski demands opening of EU accession talks

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar met with the newly elected President Stevo Pendarovski, as well as with the opposition candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova. In a statement after meeting Pendarovski, Zbogar said that he encourages the “healing of rifts” in the...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 12:03

Final results confirm that unanimous voting by ethnic Albanians swung the elections

The State Electorl Commission published its final results on Sunday evening, after the second round of presidential elections. It shows that Stevo Pendarovski, the SDSM – DUI presidential candidate, won with 51.66 percent of the vote, or 436.212 votes, against 44.73 percent (377.713 votes) for...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 23:08

Siljanovska accepts defeat, says it was the result of deep ethnic and political divisions

VMRO-DPMNE candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova conceded defeat in the second round of presidential elections against Stevo Pendarovski, the candidate of the ruling SDSM – DUI coalition. In her concession remarks, Siljanovska decried the deep ethnic and political division in Macedonia,...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 22:26

Siljanovska – The battle for Macedonia continues, never North, always Macedonia

As her opponent’s lead extended to make victory mathematically impossible for her, Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova posted a Twitter message: The battle for Macedonia continues, never North, always Macedonia, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE candidate wrote as SDSM – DUI candidate Stevo Pendarovski...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 20:50

Initial Pendarovski lead due to Cuban style, near – unanimous voting in Albanian districts

With a little over 55 percent of the votes counted, Stevo Pendarovski has a lead over Gordana Siljanovska by about 50.000 votes – 236.000 to 182.000. As the electoral map, updated constantly by the State Electoral Commission shows, Pendarovski’s margin is built up in the ethnic Albanian parts...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 20:29

Janusev: In light of the irregularities, any result other than a win for Siljanovska would be a major stain on the conduct of the elections

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev said that, in light of the irregularities reported throughout the day, a defeat for Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova would be a “major stain on the conduct of the elections”. VMRO-DPMNE shared reports of party activists being intimidated by the...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 20:00

Electoral commissions begins uploading presidential elections results online

The State Electoral Commission began uploading results on its website – https://rezultati.sec.mk/mk-MK/1/r After the initial 3 percent of the votes counted, the ruling majority candidate Stevo Pendarovski has a lead of 65 to 31 percent for Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova. As more polling stations...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 19:17

Siljanovska hopes to see the end of the political winter in Macedonia

Opposition presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova said that she expects to win in the second round of presidential elections in Macedonia. The day started off as a wintry one. We have a political winter in Macedonia. I think the sun will shine in the end, Siljanovska told the press...

Macedonia 03.05.19 | 15:49

Siljanovska wins endorsement of Serb, Bosniak, Egyptian parties

Several additional parties of ethnic minorities in Macedonia declared their support for Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova to be elected President of the Republic. In the final day of campaigning before the electoral silence sets in on Friday evening, Siljanovska received the endorsement of the parties...

Macedonia 03.05.19 | 12:31

Levica endorses Siljanovska

Levica, the left wing party which was part of the Colored revolution against the Nikola Gruevski Government, but then remained equally critical of the Zoran Zaev Government, endorsed Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova as President. We consider Siljanovska as an atypical presidential candidate. Despite...

Macedonia 03.05.19 | 12:12

Last day of campaigning before the second round of elections

Today is the final day of the pre-election campaign ahead of the second round of presidential elections. At midnight the electoral silence is in force again, banning rallies, media ads and other campaigning, and it lasts until the close of polling stations on Sunday at 19h. Some 1.808 million citizens...

Macedonia 02.05.19 | 10:15

Siljanovska expects the decision for EU accession talks to be postponed for Autumn

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova expects that the discussion on opening EU accession talks with Macedonia will be postponed for Autumn. Zoran Zaev was desperate to receive the green light to open talks in June, and to have it confirmed before the May 5th presidential...

Macedonia 01.05.19 | 21:51

Igor Janev warns those angry at the name change that a boycott will not work, calls for a mass vote for Siljanovska

International law professor Igor Janev, who has spent decades pushing for a resolution to the Macedonian name issue in the United Nations, has endorsed his fellow professor Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova and urges the voters not to boycott the second round of the elections. A 40 percent turnout...

Macedonia 01.05.19 | 21:34

Nikoloski sees Siljanovska winning by a margin of between 30 and 40 thousand votes

VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski sees the opposition presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova winning with a margin of between 30 and 40 thousand votes. Macedonia desperately needs justice, in all areas of life, in the judiciary, in the prosecutor’s service, in the...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 23:33

Siljanovska: I would be happy if we were given a date to open EU accession talks, but we are far from it

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova commented on the refusal of European leaders to approve accession talks for Macedonia as evidence that the Zoran Zaev Government is eroding the democratic processes in the country. We heard it from Macron, Merkel, Hoyt Yee, that we...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 23:16

Siljanovska: I offer Albanians what I offer everybody else: equal treatment

With the second round of the presidential elections a week away, opposition candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova made a promise to ethnic Albanian voters that, as President, she will treat all citizens fairly and equally. I offer to Albanian voters what I offer to the Macedonian, Turkish, Roma,...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 09:53

Mickoski, Siljanovska, Pendarovski, joined in the Easter celebrations

Macedonian politicians welcomed the joyful news of Easter, often in their native towns or villages, celebrating with the people in the local churches. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski joined the large group of worshippers in the Gjorce Petrov in Skopje, along with his family. SDSM presidential...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 09:46

Siljanovska to the boycott voters: I also could’ve stayed at home, but I decided to fight

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova sent out a video message speaking directly to the boycott camp – opponents to the name change who sat out of the first round of the elections. I appeal to you who have your own reasons to stay and home and abstain from voting....

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