ElectionGudie

July 5, 2006 Held

974,891
Voted
North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

Election for Sobranie (North Macedonian Assembly )

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:974,891
Valid Votes:937,018
Invalid Votes:37,873

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Coalition led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity 45 - 304,572

32.50%

Together for Macedonia 32 - 218,463

23.31%

Coalition led by the Democratic Union for Integration 17 - 113,522

12.12%

Other Parties - - 83,951

8.96%

Democratic Party of Albanians 11 - 70,261

7.50%

VMRO People's Party 6 - 57,077

6.09%

New Social Democratic Party 7 - 56,624

6.04%

Democratic Reconstruction of Macedonia 1 - 17,364

1.85%

Party for European Future 1 - 11,255

1.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the Assembly (Sobranie)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President President Branko CRVENKOVSKI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vlado BUCKOVSKI
  • 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 appointed 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:

  • Coalition: Coalition led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity / (VMRO-DPMNE)
    • Leader: Nikola GRUEVSKI (VMRO-DPMNE)
    • Seats won in this election: 45
    • Seats won in last election: 33
  • Coalition: Together for Macedonia**
    • Leader: Vlado BUCKOVSKI (SDSM)
    • Seats won in this election: 32
    • Seats won in last election: 60
  • Coalition: Coalition led by the Democratic Union for Integration / (DUI)***
    • Leader: Ali AHMETI (DUI)
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: Democratic Party of Albanians / (DPA)
    • Leader: Arben XHAFERI
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: New Social Democratic Party / (NSDP)*****
    • Leader: Tito PETKOVSKI
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: VMRO People's Party / (VMRO Narodna)
    • Leader: Vesna JANEVSKA
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Reconstruction of Macedonia / (DOM)
    • Leader: Liljana POPOVSKA
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party for European Future / (PEI)
    • Leader: Fiat ASANOSKI
    • 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: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,047,330 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 1,741,449 (2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,026,542 (2006)

·         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: 33 (following the 2006 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: 307,099 (est.)