Tag: vote
Macedonia 30.08.20 | 23:35

Member of Parliament tested positive on the coronavirus, will still be allowed to vote for the Zaev Government

Kurir reports that a member of Parliament from DUI tested positive on the coronavirus. Given the extremely thin majority SDSM and DUI hope to have in the Parliament, for tonight’s vote on the new Government, a special protocol will be put in place to allow the representative to vote from a separate...

Macedonia 27.08.20 | 10:24

Milososki – Short deadlines prevent the Parliament from debating the new Government proposal

This Parliament is left with the shortest possible deadline to discuss the new Government proposal in recent history, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki. SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev submitted the proposed members and program of the new Government to the Parliament on Wedneday, and...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 19:40

SEC receives more than 150 complaints, and a request for mass hand recount

The Alliance of Albanians submitted additional over 70 complaints about the course of voting on Wednesday, as the party protests what it calls serious intimidation and ballot stuffing on the part of DUI and SDSM – its direct rivals for the Albanian vote. There are now over 150 complaints that the...

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 | 09:08

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 | 14:12

Mickoski: Most voters opted for change, VMRO is best placed to form the next coalition

In his first remarks after the elections, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that his party has won more votes and seats than SDSM (putting SDSM coalition partner BESA aside) and that the mood of the public is undeniably pro-opposition. Mickoski said that he is beginning the coalition building...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:11

Voting ends, turnout barely over 50 percent

Voting ended in the early general elections in Macedonia at 21h, after 14 hours during which citizens voted under masks, with numerous coronavirus safety precautions. Turnout rose barely over 50 percent with half an hour to go – the State Electoral Commission said that it was at 50.84 percent at...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 12:56

SEC warns about fake reports of the early voting results

After a number of social media commentators shared alleged results from the first day of voting, the State Electoral Commission said that all such posts are bogus and that the votes remain uncounted and in storage. About 700 voters who were diagnosed with Covid-19 were eligible to vote on Monday, with...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 12:46

State prosecutors say they will prioritize cases of election violations

State prosecutors said that they are in coordination with the State Electoral Commission and will fire charges in any instanced of voter intimidation or other irregularities. Crimes linked with the elections receive priority treatment and will be forwarded to the appropriate local prosecutors. The State...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 11:25

Early voting begins in the general elections in Macedonia

Voting begins today, with several hundred coronavirus patients who registered to vote eligible, in a procedure that will include special safety precautions in their homes. Voting continues on Tuesday, when elderly and frail voters who also opted to vote at home, as well as prisoners, will cast their...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 19:39

SDSM is trying to bribe and pressure a sick man to vote for them, the daughter claims

The family of a disabled man from Brvenica near Tetovo said that activists from the ruling SDSM party were harassing them to vote, even offering flour and cooking oil as bribes. They never come to ask how we are doing, how we are coping, but when election comes, they show up to campaign. How do you expect...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 19:43

Pendarovski says he expects to win the presidency

SDSM – DUI presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski declared that he expects to win in the second round of presidential elections. Pendarovski won a very slim victory over Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova in the first round, in what is his second attempt to snatch the presidency, after a failed...

Macedonia 25.04.19 | 14:41

Apasiev calls for vote: The boycott is counterproductive

Levica’s Dimitar Apasiev calls for a vote in the presidential runoff scheduled for May 5. According to him, boycotting the elections is counterproductive. After a record low turnout of 41% in the first round of presidential elections, with which the citizens openly slapped the bipartisanship SDSM-DPMNE,...