Macedonia’s elections: Gruevski’s VMRO-DPMNE wins 51 seats, opposition wins 49 seats

VMRO-DPMNE led by Nikola Gruevski has won the December 11 2016 elections in the Republic of Macedonia. The party managed to win 51 seats in parliament. The State Election Commission published on the night of December 12 the first preliminary results after the counting of 100 per cent of the ballots. The Macedonian opposition led by SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) has won 49 seats. This is a narrow difference between the two parties for the creation of the government and Albanian parties will be decisive.

BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) has won 10 seats, Besa Movement, a new political force has won five seats, Alliance for Albanians led by Ziadin Sela won three seats, while PDSH (Democratic Party of Albanians) won two seats.

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