ElectionGudie

Dec. 11, 2016 Held

1,191,854
Voted
Macedonia

Republic of Macedonia

Election for Sobranie (Macedonian Assembly )

Results

Cast Votes:1,191,854
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE ) and Liberal Party (LP) Alliance 51 None

Social Democratic Union of Macedonia 49 None

Coalition led by the Democratic Union for Integration 10 None

BESA Movement 5 None

Democratic Party of Albanians 2 None

Alliance of Albanians 3 None

More Info:

Republic of Macedonia: Parliamentary Election, 11 December 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 123 seats in the Sobranie (Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gjorge IVANOV (since 12 May 2009)
  • Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister Emil DIMITRIEV (since 18 January 2016)
  • Assembly: Macedonia has a unicameral Sobranie (Assembly) consisting of 123 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Assembly, 120 members are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 3 are directly elected in diaspora constituencies worldwide by simple majority vote.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Assembly were last held on 27 April 2014. In that election, the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) won 61 seats with 44.50% of the vote. The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) won 34 seats with 26.20%, the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) won 19 seats with 14.20%, and the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA) won 7 seats with 6.1%. The Citizen Option for Macedonia and National Democratic Revival took 1 seat each.

Note: Elections were called earlier this year for April and then June but were cancelled on both occasions and moved to this later date.

Main parties in the election:​

  • ​Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE)/Vnatresno Macedonska Revoluciona Ogranizacija - Demokratska Partija za Makedonija Nacionalno Edinstvo
    • Leader: Nikola GRUEVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 61
  • Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM)/Sotsial Demokratski Sojus na Makedonija
    • Leader: Zoran ZAEV
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Democratic Union for Integration (DUI)/Demokratska Unija za Intergrasija
    • Leader: Ali AHMETI
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA)/Demokratska Partija na Albancite
    • Leader: Menduh THACI
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Citizen Option for Macedonia (GROM)/Grajanska Optsiya za Makedonija
    • Leader: Stevčo JAKIMOVSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • National Democratic Revival (NDR)/Natsionalna Demokratska Prerodva
    • Leader: Rufi OSMANI
    • ​​Seats won in last election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 2,096,015 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 1,779,572 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,051,753 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Macedonia a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes[1]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 40 (32.52%)

·         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 (30 March 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 314,402


[1] In Macedonia, submitted candidate lists for parliament must reserve one in every three spaces for the less represented sex.