ElectionGudie

April 27, 2014 Held

1,140,202
Voted
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Republic of Macedonia

Election for Sobranie (Assembly)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,140,202
Valid Votes:1,082,670
Invalid Votes:37,636

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity - Democratic Alternative 61 - 481,289

42.21%

Social Democratic Union of Macedonia 34 - 283,930

24.90%

Democratic Union for Integration 19 - 153,583

13.47%

Democratic Party of Albanians 7 - 66,392

5.82%

Citizen Option for Macedonia 1 - 31,610

2.77%

National Democratic Party 1 - 17,783

1.56%

Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – People’s Party - - 16,772

1.47%

Dignity - - 9,260

0.81%

Social Democratic Party of Macedonia - - 4,700

0.41%

Party for European Future - - 3,194

0.28%

Popular Movement for Macedonia - - 1,925

0.17%

Coalition for a Positive Macedonia - - 1,281

0.11%

Party for Economic Change 21 - - 1,281

0.11%

Party for Democratic Prosperity - - 385

0.03%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 123 seats in the Assembly of Macedonia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gjorge IVANOV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nikola GRUEVSKI
  • Assembly: Macedonia has a unicameral Assembly (Sobranie) with 123 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Assembly (Sobranie), 120 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 3 members are reserved for the diaspora community to serve 4-year terms.[1]

Election Note:

  • Although parliamentary elections were not due until 2015, the Albanian junior coalition partner Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) refused to support the ruling VMRO-DPMNE’s candidate for President, incumbent Gjorge IVANOV, and the government was dissolved. The last parliamentary election was held on June 5, 2011. The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) received 438,138 votes (38.98%) and won 56 seats, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) received 368,496 votes (32.78%) and won 42 seats, and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) received 115,092 votes (10.24%) and won 15 seats. Although the VMRO-DPMNE lost 7 seats and the SDSM gained 18, the VMRO-DPMNE still won a plurality of seats and was able to form a new government. Nikola GRUEVSKI remained Prime Minister.

Main candidates in the election:[2]

 

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 2,075,625 (2014)
  • Registered Voters: 1,779,572 (April 2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,042,233 (2014)

·         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: 34 (following the 2011 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 81

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 311,343 (est.)


[1] 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. 3 seats are reserved for the Macedonian diaspora.

[2] Parties are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.

[4] Electoral coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE.

[5] New party, formed in September 2013.