Presidential race Continues

Three days before the first round of the presidential elections, the candidates continued their activities. The candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, in Skopje, described the elections as a can’t-miss opportunity. “On 21 April and 5 May, citizens have a chance they mustn’t miss. That is a chance for us to stop a return towards the dark past. That is an opportunity to choose to live in a fair and democratic society that will be founded on humanity, solidarity and equal rights for all,” he stated. Also, Pendarovski held meetings with citizens in Valandovo, Dojran and Bogdanci, as well as a rally in Gevgelija. There, too, he levelled criticism at VMRO-DPMNE. The same day, the candidate supported by the coalition led by Hristijan Mickoski’s party, Gordana SIljanovska Davkova, had coffee at Pendarovski’s HQ. As she and the participants in the meeting concluded, everyone expects a fair election process. Afterwards, she said she would “do everything to be the first ambassador that will deal with or do everything to deal with the problem of hunger.” According to her, it’s embarrassing for Macedonia to face such a problem in the 21st century. Moreover, Siljanovska Davkova participated in rallies in Kratovo and Kriva Palanka. In her speeches, she once again reiterated her stand that the current government’s activities don’t benefit the country at all. The same day, Independent Balkan News Agency published an interview with her, in which she discussed several topics. During a visit to Rankovce, Mickoski said that PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and Pendarovski had lied to, manipulated and humiliated the Macedonian people. As he added, the elections will see citizens will punish those politicians. As regards the candidate supported by the Alliance for Albanians and BESA, Blerim Reka, he held a rally in Tetovo.