Elections in the Republic of Macedonia
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The Republic of Macedonia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia (Sobranie) has 120 members, elected for a four-year term, by proportional representation. The Republic of Macedonia has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
Parliamentary and presidential elections were held in April, 2014.
The Parliamentary election took place on 27 April. The incumbent ruling party, Christian-democratic nationalist party VMRO-DPMNE, got 42.98% of the votes and won 61 of the 123 seats in the Sobranie. The Social Democratic Union, SDSM, won 25.34% of the votes and 34 seats, and the DUI, which is the largest Albanian party, won 13.71% of the votes and 19 seats.
On 13 April, the first round of the presidential elections resulted in the incumbent president Gjorge Ivanov receiving 52% of the votes. He did not receive the support of 50% of all registered voters, and so a second round was held together with the parliamentary elections on 27 April. In this round, Ivanov won 55.28% of the votes and the main contestant for the post, Stevo Pendarovski, won 41.14%.
- "4471". Utrinski.mk. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Macedonia Elections - Full Data
- Adam Carr's Election Archive
- Parties and elections
- ODIHR reports on the elections in the Republic of Macedonia
- MOST, elections watchdog