ElectionGudie

Sept. 15, 2002 Held

1,218,014
Voted
North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

Election for Sobranie (Macedonian Assembly )

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,218,014
Valid Votes:1,193,942
Invalid Votes:24,072

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Together for Macedonia Alliance 60 - 496,967

41.62%

Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE ) and Liberal Party (LP) Alliance 33 - 299,177

25.06%

Democratic Union for Integration 16 - 145,607

12.20%

Other Parties - - 108,446

9.08%

Democratic Party for Albanians 7 - 64,025

5.36%

Party for Democratic Prosperity 2 - 27,253

2.28%

National Democratic Party 1 - 26,462

2.22%

Socialist Party of Macedonia 1 - 26,005

2.18%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the Assembly (Sobranie)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Boris TRAJKOVSKI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ljubcho GEORGIEVSKI
  • 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) 120 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** The country is divided in 6 electoral districts,with a district magnitude of 20 members. No legal threshold is required for a party to enter the parliament. Votes are tabulated using the D'Hondt formula. At least 30 percent of the candidates on each party list must be of different gender

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Together for Macedonia Alliance
    • Leader: Branko CRVENKOVSKI
    • Seats won in this election: 60
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE ) and Liberal Party (LP) Alliance
    • Leader: Ljubcho GEORGIEVSKI
    • Seats won in this election: 33
    • Seats won in last election: 43
  • Party: Democratic Party for Albanians (DPA)
    • Leader: Arben XHAFERI
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Democratic Union for Integration (DUI)
    • Leader: Ali AHMETI
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party for Democratic Prosperity (PDP)
    • Leader: Imeri IMERI
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Socialist Party of Macedonia (SP)
    • Leader: Ljubisav IVANOV
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: National Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held October 18 and November 1, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,028,706 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 1,664,297 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,015,357 (2002)

·         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: 21 (following the 2002 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: 304,305 (est.)