VMRO-DMPNE wins most communes, BDI wins Albanian communes

VMRO-DMPNE wins most communes, BDI wins Albanian communes

Skopje 8 April, 2013

VMRO-DPMNE, the party of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, has won the majority of communes after the second round of the local elections in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia while Ali Ahmeti’s BDI won almost all communes of Albanian majority.

Addressing a press conference, leader of BDI Ali Ahmeti claimed victory in Tetovo, Çair, Haraçinë, Tearcë, Studeniçan, Vrapçishgtë, as well as Gostivar, the most important of all.

Ahmeti said that this was an overwhelming victory in BDI’s political history.

“We also won the runoff for the commune of Dollnen. We obtained a victory in Struga as well. On behalf of all of you, I would like to salute all those Albanians who follow us and rejoice with us, for this great victory”, said Mr. Ali Ahmeti.

He added that further details will be given by the party headquarters at a later time, also accountings that celebrations for the victory in Tetovo will be held on Thursday.

On the other hand, the Albanian candidate of PDSH, Ziadin Cela, won the runoff in Struga. He was supported greatly by the Albanians of this commune.

Meanwhile, in the Macedonian political camp, VMRO-DPMNE, the party of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, has won the majority of communes.

The opposition party SDSM won in Kumanovo and Strumica, but victory by a slight margin is also expected in the Qendër commune. /ibna/