North Macedonian parliamentary election dates and Voting Live
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North Macedonian parliamentary election dates and Voting Live 2020 
North Macedonian parliamentary election Dates 2020
North Macedonian parliamentary election​ Date: April 12, 2020​ 

Early parliamentary elections were planned to be held in North Macedonia on 12 April 2020 but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next parliamentary elections had been scheduled for November 2020, but Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called early elections after the European Council failed to come to an agreement on starting talks with North Macedonia on joining the European Union in October 2019.

Revised Dates for election: 15 July 2020


North Macedonian election dates and Voting Live 2020 

On 17 October 2019 the European Council did not give North Macedonia and Albania a date to start European Union membership negotiations, after it was opposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. The rejection was seen as a blow to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's government in North Macedonia. Previously, in February 2019 the country formally changed its name from Macedonia to North Macedonia to resolve a longstanding dispute with Greece that blocked it from joining the European Union and NATO, after high-level talks between Prime Minister Zaev and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras throughout 2018 led to the decision. In May 2019 the candidate from Zaev's SDSM party, Stevo Pendarovski, won in the presidential election in a run off vote.

In response to the European Council's decision, it was announced by Zaev that early parliamentary elections would be held on 12 April 2020. The date was chosen because it is expected North Macedonia will be a full member of NATO by then. This will be the first parliamentary election since the name change went into effect.


The Electoral system of North Macedonian

Of the 123 seats in the Assembly of the Republic, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in North Macedonia using closed-list proportional representation, with seats allocated using the d'Hondt method. The remaining three seats are elected by Macedonians living abroad but are only filled if the number of votes exceeds that of the elected candidate with the fewest votes in North Macedonia in the previous election. If a list crosses this threshold, it wins one seat; to win two seats, a list needs to win twice the number of votes and to win three seats the threshold is three times the number of votes. These seats were not filled in the 2016 elections due to insufficient turnout.


North Macedonian election Party and candidate 

Leader

Hristijan Mickoski

Zoran Zaev

Ali Ahmeti

Party

VMRO-DPMNE

SDSM–Besa

BDI

Leader

Ziadin Sela

Menduh Thaçi

Party

AS

DPA

           

North Macedonian Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past North Macedonian Elections Results 

Party

Votes

%

Seats

+/–

 

VMRO-DPMNE coalition

454,577

39.39

51

−10

 

Social Democratic Union coalition

436,981

37.87

49

+15

 

Democratic Union for Integration

86,796

7.52

10

−9

 

Besa Movement

57,868

5.01

5

New

 

Alliance for Albanians

35,121

3.04

3

New

 

Democratic Party of Albanians

30,964

2.68

2

−5

 

"VMRO for Macedonia" coalition

24,524

2.13

0

New

 

The Left

12,120

1.05

0

New

 

"CCJ–Third Block" coalition

10,028

0.87

0

New

 

Liberal Party

3,840

0.33

0

0

 

Party for Democratic Prosperity

1,143

0.10

0

0

Invalid/blank votes

37,870

Total

1,191,832

100

120

−3

Registered voters/turnout

1,784,416

66.79

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