LARGE VOTERS' RESPONSE
AT SUNDAY'S ELECTIONS
to preliminary information, a total of
1,222,711 persons or 73,4% of the
1,664,296 registered voters exercised
their right to vote at Sunday's
parliamentary elections in Macedonia.
As announced by SEC
spokesman Zoran Tanevski, the coalition
"Together for Macedonia" won
494,744 votes in all 6 election districts
or 40,4%, while the coalition VMRO-DPMNE
and LP won 298,404 votes or 24,4%.
The Democratic Union
for Integration won 144,913 votes or
11,8%, followed by DPA with 63,695 votes
or 5,2%, PDP with 28,397 votes or 2,3% and
NDP with 26,237 votes or 2,1%.
SEC says that 208,564
or 74,6%, of a total of 279,593 voters,
exercised their voting right in the first
Out of 279,717 voters,
registered in the second election
district, 203,555 or 72% exercised their
voting right. The voters' response at the
third election district was at 78,5% or
217,680 out of 277,236 registered voters.
At the fourth election district, the
voters' response was at 77,3% or 214,270
out of 277,126 registered voters. At the
fifth election district, the voters'
response was at 71,1% or 194,064 out of
272,842 registered voters.
The coalition 'Together
for Macedonia" has won 99, 506 votes
at the first election district or 47,7 %;
81,985 votes in the second election
district or 40%; 99,493 or 45,7 in the
third election district; 104,791 or 49% in
the fourth election district; 78,786 or
41,5% in the fifth election district; and
30,183 or 15,9% at the sixth election
VMRO-DPMNE - the Liberal Party has won
38,093 votes or 18% in the first election
district; 36,642 or 18% in the second
election district; 73,921 or 34% in the
third election district; 80,831 or 37% in
the fourth election district; 57,683 or
30,4 % in the fifth election district; and
11,234 or 5,9% in the sixth election
The Democratic Union
for Integration (DUI) has won 18,741 votes
or 8,9% at the first election district;
21,718 or 10,7% at the second election
district; 2,077 or 0,9% at the third
election district, 18,746% or 9,8% at the
fifth election district; and 82,568 or 44%
at the sixth election district.
The Democratic Party of
Albanians (DPA) has won a total of 31,872
votes or 3%. In the first election
district, DPA has won 10,094% or 5,2%;
11,214 or 5,5% in the second election
district; 1,413 or 0,6% in the third
election district; 8,341 or 4,4% at the
fifth election district; and 31,823 or
16,8% at the sixth election district.
The National Democratic
Party has won 2,922 or 1,4% at the first
election district; 12,643 or 6,2% at the
second election district; 2,939 or 1,5% at
the fifth election district; and 7,733 or
4% at the sixth election district
The Party for
Democratic Prosperity (PDP) has won 9,614
votes or 5% at the sixth election
According to SEC
spokesman, the final voting results will
be announced on Wednesday, with
"possible small changes".
The election process
could be repeated in the villages Lesok
and Runica, as well as in the Kumanovo
camp "Kristal", the polling
station for internally displaced persons
from the Kumanovo-Lipkovo region.
that he had no information on eventual
complaints made to the electoral
Trajkovska, President of the State
Election Commission (SEC), said that the
fourth parliamentary elections in
Macedonia were carried out in fair and
stations are closed. Summarizing of the
results is underway. SEC is in session.
After midnight, SEC will announce the
unofficial results. The initial results
will be announced tomorrow at 19,00
hour," Lazarova-Trajkovska said.
According to SEC, today
people of Macedonia have proved that fair
and democratic elections may be held in
the country. "We are pleased with
citizens' response and course of the
election process in Macedonia,"
spokesman of the Tanevski said after the
closing of the polling stations.
He pointed out that the
bodies included in the realization of the
elections, as before, fully respect the
law, and recommended to the submitters of
the candidates' lists to peacefully await
for the official announcing of the results
by the SEC.
According to the last
information, the elections were cancelled
in two polling stations, in the villages
Lesok and Runica. On Saturday the voting
process was cancelled at the polling
station in the Kristal camp, where the
internally displaced persons from the
Kumanovo-Lipkovo area were supposed to
realize their right to vote.
As Tanevski reported,
by 16.00h over 50% of the voters realized
their right to vote, while the precise
response of the voters will be announced
at the SEC press conference scheduled for
As Tanevski reported,
the SEC so far did not receive any
complaints about the voting procedure. The
complaints, as he said, should be first
submitted to the municipal election
commissions, than to the regional election
commission and at the end to the SEC.
The SEC is expected to
announce the preliminary unofficial
results around midnight.
parliamentary elections were held in
Macedonia Sunday. A total of 1,664,296
people had the right to vote, electing 120
Members of the Macedonian Parliament.
The voting began at
07,00h Sunday morning, while the 2,973
polling stations were closed at 19,00h.
According to the Voter
List, the first election district includes
297,994 voters, the second 278,674, the
third 278,202, the fourth 278,508, the
fifth 278,871, and the sixth 279,258
elections are carried out according to the
proportional election model for the first
time. Each election district will provide
20 Members of Parliament.
The deputies will be
elected according to the D' Hondt Formula,
which is a simple division of the number
of votes of every party list, thus
acquiring election quotients.
An invisible ink and
ultra-violet lamps were used for the first
time, which should assist in the eventual
attempts to forge the elections.
A total of 153
candidate lists have been submitted,
including 3,060 candidates.
Candidate lists have
been submitted by 26 political parties, 7
coalitions with 27 political parties and 5
list carriers of group of citizens.
A total of 30,148
persons have been engaged for the carrying
out of the parliamentary elections,
including the members of district,
municipal and State Election Commission
The elections were
followed by 4,859 observers, i.e. 3,799
domestic and 1,015 foreign. The domestic
citizens' association MOST has most
observers (2,872), while OSCE/ODIHR has
A total of 847
accredited journalists and other personnel
have been reporting from the parliamentary
elections, i.e. 701 domestic and 146
The first parliamentary
elections in Macedonia were held in 1990,
the second in 1994, while the third in