Social democrat candidate, Stevo Pendarovski will be the next president of North Macedonia.With 100% of votes counted, results suggest that Pendarovski has taken 51,59% of votes, while VMRO-DPMNE candidate, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova has taken 44,70% of votes. The elections were sucessful because voters’ turnout was 46,42%.”These elections act as an insurance policy that accession talks will open in June” , Pendarovski said. He added that he will be the president of all the people.Opposition candidate, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova accepted the defeat.
However, she said that she felt a winner for winning the support of so many people, who are not happy with the situation in the country.State Election Commission said that the elections were democratic, while governing parties declared that these elections were a model.
Opposition parties, on the other hand said that there had been many irregularities and that the right to vote freely was not guaranteed. /IBNA