On Saturday, the State Election Commission (SEC) presented the final results of the first round. SEC President Aleksandar Dastevski said he was optimistic that the problem with the biometric devices would not be present during the second round. On 31 October, there will be a second round in 44 municipalities. In the first round VMRO-DPMNE won 21 mayoral races, SDSM had nine, while DUI won two. Alliance for Albanians and Alternative didn’t win a mayoral race in the first round. On 31 October, the coalition’s candidates will be part of the election processes in Struga, Gostivar, Debar, and Cair.