Tag Archives: SEC

PM Zaev Rejects Opposition Demands as Unfounded

VMRO-DPMNE’s demands for a technical government with a 100- day term according to the model stemming from the Przino Agreement, for a new public prosecutor and an inquiry commission in Parliament to probe referendum irregularities are absolutely unacceptable, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday in Ohrid. “There is no reason, no need to discuss such things. The institutions themselves have ...

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SEC Publishes Final Results

The State Election Commission (SEC) has confirmed that total 666,743 citizens voted at the referendum which accounts for 36.91 % of the registered voters. The institution that organized the referendum noted that all records had been processed and the referendum question was affirmatively answered by 609,813 voters – 91.46 %, whereas 37,700 voters – 5.65 % were against. 19,221 votes, ...

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Referendum Likely to be Scheduled on Monday

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that the referendum should be scheduled by July 30 in order to take place on September 30, especially after the formation of the State Election Commission (SEC), which members are to be sworn in on Monday. PM Zaev has voiced belief that the Parliament would take a decision over the referendum even without the ...

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Derkoski: SEC to Work in Line with Laws

New State Election Commission (SEC) president Oliver Derkoski has told MIA that the Commission will first be constituted and afterwards implement the name referendum. “The first step will be SEC’s constitutive session, followed by the implementation of a referendum. I hope we will be successful in responding to the tasks at hand, in compliance with the laws and the Constitution,” ...

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Parliament Forms SEC; Amends Government and Party Funding Laws

Within its 56th session the Parliament of Macedonia with 100 votes in favour and without any against or abstentions elected the President, Vice President and members of the State Election Commission. The continuation of the session also saw adoption of amendments to the Electoral Code with 99 votes in favour and the laws on Government and funding of political parties ...

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VMRO-DPMNE: SEC Composition after Agreed Laws are Passed

First all things that were agreed at the leaders’ meeting should pass in the parliament i.e. the law on funding of parties, law on technocratic government and afterwards the SEC composition will be elected. This is the reaction of VMRO-DPMNE as to why the SEC has not been formed as yet as previously it was agreed that the SEC composition ...

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AA Leader Sela Demands Constitutional Changes for citizenship of Albanians

President of the Alliance of Albanians Ziadin Sela assesses that his party is the true opposition party whose representative should have attended the leaders meeting and should have its member in SEC rather than the Besa wing led by Kasami. Sela extended support to the name agreement with Greece, but the Alliance will present amendments once the Constitution is open ...

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Parliament Committee Defines List of 47 Candidates for SEC

Unanimously and without debate MPs at the Committee for appointment and election issues defined the list of 47 candidates for members of the State Election Commission (SEC) and forwarded it to PS Talat Xhaferi. According to the procedure, Xhaferi needs to submit the list to the parties and they will propose it to their members. Afterward the Committee will hold ...

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Committee on European Affairs Concludes Debate on Need for Amending Code

The amendments to the Electoral Code were adopted at the Committee for European Affairs without reviewing single amendments of the total 400 amendments filed by opposition VMRO-DPMNE. Committee Chair Artan Grubi said the debate had to be ended within two days. Next the amendments are either to be voted at a plenary session or an agreement is to be reached ...

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Parliament Votes in Need for Amending Electoral Code Related to SEC

The parliament voted in the need for amending the Electoral Code. The amendments were sought by the government in order to prevent the obstruction from the opposition regarding the election of composition of the State Election Commission. The law was drafted with European flag and the procedure is to be led in shortened procedure. Opposition VMRO-DPMNE fiercely reacted to the ...

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