ElectionGudie

Nov. 1, 1998 Held

774,362
Voted
North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

Election for Sobranie (North Macedonian Assembly )

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:774,362
Valid Votes:760,767
Invalid Votes:13,595

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Others 57 - 565,499

5.10%

Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity 57 - 312,627

28.10%

Social Democratic Union of Macedonia 29 - 279,795

25.10%

Party for Democratic Prosperity 23 - 214,360

19.30%

Democratic Alternative 4 - - 119,351

10.70%

Liberal Democratic Party - Democratic Party of Macedonia 4 - - 77,788

7.00%

Socialist Party of Macedonia 2 - 52,284

4.70%

Union of Roma in Macedonia 1 - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the Assembly (Sobranie)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kiro GLIGOROV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Branko CRVENKOVSKI
  • Assembly: Macedonia has a unicameral Assembly (Sobranie) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Assembly (Sobranie), 85 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 85 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

*** In the proportional tier, the d’Hondt formula is used for seat allocation. There is a five percent threshold. In the district-based tier, candidates must receive one-third of the total number of registered voters in the district, in addition to an absolute majority, to avoid a second round runoff.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Macedonia (SDSM)
    • Leader: Branko CRVENKOVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 58
  • Coalition: Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity - Democratic Alternative (VMRO-DPMNE-DA)**
    • Leader: Ljubcho GEORGIEVSKI, Vasil TUPURKOVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Coalition: Party for Democratic Prosperity - Democratic Party for Albanians (PDP-DPA)
    • Leader: Abdurrahman HALITI (PDP), Arber XHAFERRI (DPA)
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Coalition: Liberal Democratic Party - Democratic Party of Macedonia (LDP-DPM)
    • Leader: Petar GOSEV
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Democratic Alternative / Демократска алтернатива, ДА, Demokratska Alternativa (DA)
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

** The VMRO-DPMNE boycotted the second round of last election.

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Macedonia (SDSM)
    • Leader: Branko CRVENKOVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 58
  • Coalition: Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity - Democratic Alternative (VMRO-DPMNE-DA)**
    • Leader: Ljubcho GEORGIEVSKI, Vasil TUPURKOVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Coalition: Party for Democratic Prosperity - Democratic Party for Albanians (PDP-DPA)
    • Leader: Abdurrahman HALITI (PDP), Arber XHAFERRI (DPA)
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Coalition: Liberal Democratic Party - Democratic Party of Macedonia (LDP-DPM)
    • Leader: Petar GOSEV
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Democratic Alternative / Демократска алтернатива, ДА, Demokratska Alternativa (DA)
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

** The VMRO-DPMNE boycotted the second round of last election.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on October 16 and 30, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,984,242 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 1,572,976 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 991,447 (1998)

·         Is Macedonia a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Macedonia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succesion (18 January 1994)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 9 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 81 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Macedonia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Macedonia ratified CRPD: Yes (29 December 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 297,636 (est.)