North Macedonia

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Assembly of the Republic

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
15.07.2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
16.02.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.07.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
123
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,560
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
900
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
660
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.31%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
15

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
1,814,263
Votes Number of people who actually voted
931,369
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
51.34%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The SDSM-led coalition “We Canˮ, led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), became the largest party in the 123-member Assembly of the Republic (see note 1), winning 46 seats, two more seats than VMRO - DPMNE and its allies (the largest force in the outgoing legislature), now led by Mr. Hristijan Mickoski. The Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), the SDSM’s coalition partner, led by Mr. Ali Ahmeti, remained the third largest force, taking 15 seats (up from 10 in 2016). On 13 August, President Stevo Pendarovski (SDSM) gave Mr. Zaev the mandate to form a new government. On 30 August, Parliament approved the coalition government led by Mr. Zaev which comprises the SDSM-led coalition, the DUI and the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA) (see note 2).

The early 2020 elections were the first to be held after the country’s name change from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to North Macedonia in February 2019. They were called following a decision by the European Union (EU), in October 2019, to postpone opening membership talks with the country. The outgoing parliament dissolved itself on 16 February 2020 in view of elections to be held on 12 April. However, they were postponed to 15 July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During election campaigning, the major parties focused on of the country’s accession to the EU. The SDSM ran on the government records, citing in particular the country’s name change, which had been opposed by the VMRO-DPMNE.

Note 1:
They include three seats reserved for Macedonians abroad. They will remain vacant since the requisite conditions for organizing elections abroad were not met: There were not enough registered voters.

Note 2:
The ruling coalition holds 62 seats in all. The SDSM-led coalition and the DUI (a leading ethnic Albanian party) agreed that the DUI would appoint an Albanian prime minister 100 days before the next general elections due by 2024.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
6
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
40%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
37.4%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
3
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
"SDSM-led coalition "We Can", Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
SDSM-led coalition "We Can" 46
VMRO - DPMNE and its allies 44
Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) 15
Alliance for Albanians–Alternative (AA / A) 12
The Left (Levica) 2
Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
77
Number of women elected
43
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
34.96%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
After the formation of the new government in August, the number of women increased from 43 to 46 out of 120 members.
Other notes
Number of seats at stake: 123, including 3 seats reserved for Macedonians abroad.
Sources
Assembly of the Republic (16.07.2020, 19.07.2020, 05.08.2020, 26.08.2020)
State Election Commission (01.09.2020)
https://rezultati.sec.mk/
Women Directly Elected
43

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
77
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
43
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
04.08.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Talat Xhaferi (Male)
Political party
Democratic Union for Integration (DUI)
Date of election
21.08.2020