Skopje, April 7, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
The number of domestic and foreign observers for the presidential and early parliamentary elections in FYR Macedonia has increased.
State Election Commission declared today that so far, 8.325 domestic and 326 foreign observers have been accredited for the presidential and early parliamentary elections along with 222 interpreters.
According to the data issued by the State Election Commission, organizations in the country have accredited a much larger number of observers than in the last elections.
Meanwhile, the number of international observers has also seen a growth.
OSCE/ODIHR mission has accredited 41 observers, OSCE 91 observers, Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council 21 observers, EU 27 observers, US embassy 27 observers, Sweden 13 observers, Italy 12, Turkey 11, Bulgaria and Holland 6 each, Kosovo 5, Greece, Poland, Albania, Austria 3 observers.
The deadline for the accreditation of observers in the presidential elections has expired, while the deadline for the early parliamentary elections expires on April 22. /ibna/