|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
Reports and analyses related to the presidential election held in North Macedonia in April 2019.
Presidential elections were held in North Macedonia on 21 April 2019. A second round will be held on 5 May.
The President of North Macedonia is elected every five years using a modified two-round system. A candidate is required to win support from more then 50% of registered votes to win outright in the first round. The results of the second round are valid if at least 40 percent of registered voters vote.
In the first round, governing Social Democrats' (SDSM) candidate Stevo Pendarovski got 42,7% of the votes, while nationalist runner Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO), had 42,5% of the votes. Candidate Blerim Reta, backed by two small ethnic Albanian opposition parties, won 10, 4% of the votes.
In a run-off in May, Pendarovski won the elections with 51,7% of the vote, compared to 44,73% for his challenger Siljanovska-Davkova.
The election took place amid deep divisions over the change of the country's name under a deal with Greece.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Presidential Elections|
|Countries / Regions||North Macedonia|