|Author (Person)||Gotev, Georgi|
The parliament in FYR Macedonia agreed on 18 May 2016 to postpone elections due in June, after the European Union called on the authorities to delay the polls in order to ensure they could take place freely and fairly.
The delay was agreed by the parliament following the country's constitutional court decision to freeze all activities related to the parliamentary election.
The EU had warned on the previous day that elections scheduled for June in Macedonia could not be credible, because the ruling party was the only one to register candidates.
The country's parliament decided on 19 May to change the law to enable President Gjorge Ivanov to revoke pardons he had granted to more than 50 people implicated in the wiretapping scandal which had triggered the political crisis.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, North Macedonia|