SEC: Turnout Until 5:00 p.m. in Republic of Macedonia’s Early Parliamentarian Election 60,38%

Time: 7:08 p.m. CEST

Representatives of the State Election Commission hold news conference in Skopje to announce the latest data on turnout on early parliamentarian election in Macedonia.

The polling places on early parliamentarian election in Republic of Macedonia closed at 7:00 p.m. CEST on December 11, 2016. The State Election Commission announced the turnout on the election until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The news conference was at the offices of the State Election Commission. The latest data on the turnout of the election that need to end more than two year of political crisis in the country, show the high level turnout in most of the six electoral units in the country.

As Aleksandar Chichakovski, president of the State Election Commission stated during the news conference at 6:00 p.m. CEST, the turnout in Macedonia until 5:00 p.m. is 60, 38%. The turnout for the six electoral units, as Chichakovski stated is, 66,38% in the Electoral Unit 1, Electoral Unit 2, 59,89%, Electoral Unit 3, 64,90%, Electoral Unit 4, 67,15%, Electoral Unit 58,46%, and Electoral Unit 6, 46,82%.

The spokesperson of the Election Commission, Ljupka Gugucevska said that until 6:00 p.m. local time, the Commission received 335 complaints for the protection of the individual voter’s right. The majority of the complaints are that the citizens were not registered in the voters list. The Commission, Gugucevska said, refuted most of the complaints because they found those voters are on the list for review and did not submitted to the Commission request for registration within the voters list.

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A resident cast a vote on early parliamentarian election in Macedonia in Skopje on December 11, 2016.

Political parties, which participated in the election will wait for preliminary unofficial results at their headquarters.Eleven political subjects and coalition compete on early parliamentarian election in Macedonia, agreed with July 15 agreement, brokered by the European Union Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the United States ambassador Jess Baily and presidents of four parliamentarian parties in 2015.


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