Macedonian opposition rejects election result

first_imgThe Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which deployed 340 observers, said there were “struggles with the preparations of the vote,” but added that election day was “generally well-administered and proceeded without major incidents.”Gruevski, who ruled the country for almost a decade, stepped down in January this year and was replaced by a caretaker government. Also On POLITICO Macedonia’s ‘nastier than ever’ election By Valerie Hopkins Macedonian opposition rejects election result By Cynthia Kroet Macedonia’s Social Democrats refused Tuesday to acknowledge a conservative victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election, citing “irregularities” before and during the vote, AFP reported.The opposition party said the irregularities “influenced the final result of the vote.”On Monday, the country’s electoral commission said the VMRO party of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski had received 38.06 percent of the vote, putting it just ahead of the Social Democrats, led by Zoran Zaev, on 36.69 percent. Both parties claimed to have won the election Sunday night.last_img read more

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