Polls close in Macedonia’s parliamentary election: Narrow difference between parties

Polling stations in the Republic of Macedonia closed at 7pm and the Central Election Commission has considered the electoral process a quiet one without major irregularities. Aleksandar Cicakovski, head of SEC, said that election results are being published and that by 9pm, 24 per cent of ballots or 852 out of 3500 polling stations had been counted.

According to the results published so far, VMRO-DPMNE leads with 67 000 votes, Macedonian opposition follows with SDSM with about 58 000 votes and then BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) and BESA Movement.

“This was a successful day. The elections were held in a positive atmosphere”, said the head of SEC, Aleksandar Cicakovski.

After the voting, BDI leader, Ali Ahmeti called on political parties to accept the election result.

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