SEC draw decides the ranking of presidential nominees

SEC draw decides the ranking of presidential nominees

Skopje, March 17, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

State Election Commission in FYR Macedonia had a draw today (17.03) on the ranking of presidential nominees on the electoral list for the April 13 presidential elections.

According to the draw, No. 1 will belongs to the candidate of VMRO-DPMNE, George Ivanov , No.2 belongs to the only Albanian candidate, Iljaz Halimi from PDSH (Albanian Democratic Party, No. 3 belongs to the candidate of the Macedonian opposition party LSDM (Social Democratic Macedonian League), Stevo Pendarovski and No. 4 belongs to the GROM party, Zoran Popovski.

Head of SEC, Nikola Rilovski said that this will be the ranking of candidates after the draw that the commission had today.

According to him, parties must respect deadlines for the electoral campaign, by complying with the principles of the electoral code for free and democratic elections.

Electoral campaign for the presidential elections starts on March 24, while the first round of the presidential elections will be held on April 13. The second round will be held on April 27. /ibna/