Tag: voters
Macedonia 11.12.21 | 14:36

In less than a year, SDSM “lost” 17,000 party members

In less than a year, the number of SDSM party members who registered to vote for a new leader dropped by 17,000. SDSM elected Zoran Zaev as leader in March, in its first even mass vote in which all party members were eligible. This election had 68,999 registered voters and about 62,000 of them voted. But...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 17:33

Long lines on the Macedonia – Kosovo border and dual citizens rushed to vote twice

Long lines developed on the Blace border crossing between Macedonia and Kosovo. Both countries hold local elections today, and given the large number of dual citizens, it’s expected that the lines are caused by people eager to vote in both places of official residence. Turnout in largely Albanian...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 14:05

Large increase in Albanian representation expected in the new Parliament

Albanian parties in the region have welcomed the increase in Albanian members of Parliament in Macedonia. Depending on the recounting and the expected appeals, there will be about 35 ethnic Albanian members of Parliament. This is a significant increase of almost 10 seats from the previous Parliament....

Macedonia 10.07.20 | 18:07

SDSM activist arrested while bribing voters in Skopje

An activist of the ruling SDSM party was arrested today for bribing voters. The incident occurred in a mainly Roma neighborhood in Skopje’s Gjorce Petrov district. The person was not identified by the police, but some media outlets are identifying him, and publishing his pictures with top SDSM...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 15:25

SDSM activists filmed bribing Roma voters in Skopje

SDSM party activists were filmed giving bribes to poor families in Skopje’s majority Roma Shuto Orizari district. The video, published today, shows a man giving up to 1.700 denars (30EUR) to people instructed to vote SDSM at the coming elections. The posters of the video allege that the bribery...

Macedonia 20.09.19 | 10:44

Zaev’s head of the Statistics Bureau denies his claims about “phantom voters”

Apostol Simovski, the head of the State Statistics Bureau, dismissed one of the most frequently repeated claims by Zoran Zaev, while he was in the opposition. Zaev and his SDSM party insisted that there is a huge number of phantom voters on the electoral rolls, and refused to participate in elections...

Macedonia 20.03.19 | 11:48

Abysmally low interest among diaspora voters for the presidential elections

Macedonian citizens living abroad registered in exceptionally low numbers for the coming presidential elections – only 1.782 of them asked to vote and major diplomatic centers like Athens, Solun, Ankara, Sofia and Tirana got less than 10 voters. This minimum threshold was surpassed in about 40...