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Gordana Siljanovska Davkova will become the first woman president of Macedonia

Gordana Siljanovska Davkova

Skopje, May 9 — Gordana Siljanovska Davkova will become the first woman president of Macedonia after winning more than 560,000 votes in yesterday's presidential election. The inauguration should take place by May 12.


Her opponent Stevo Pendarovski won about 251,000 votes, some 309,000 votes less than Siljanovska Davkova.

 

In a press conference, Siljanovska Davkova emphasized her commitment to representing all citizens, regardless of their ethnicity or party affiliation.

 

"I will act as president for all citizens, for all ethnic groups, for members of political parties and for those who do not belong to any political party, because a president cannot, especially if she is a woman, unite and search for unity if she holds party lines", Siljanovska Davkova said.

 

She announced that she will surround herself in the presidential office with women who are similar to her and thus start the reform process.

 

According to Siljanovska Davkova, there is no greater change than the fact that the country has a woman president for the first time.

 

Meanwhile, the SDSM-backed candidate Pendarovski conceded defeat and congratulated the winners.

 

"The results are clear and I have no intention of explaining them in detail. According to the results we have seen so far, I want to congratulate the winners and wish them a successful work in the next four years, five years," Pendarovski.

 

In the first round of the presidential elections, which took place on April 24, Siljanovska Davkova won 363,085 votes, or 40.09%, which is 182,586 votes more than Pendarovski, who won 180,499 votes, or 19.93%.

 

Meanwhile, the VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition has convincingly won the parliamentary elections, and their coalition, unofficialy will have 58 deputies according to the simulation of mandates on the website of the State Election Commission.

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Following them, according to the simulation, the European Front coalition led by DUI will have 19 MPs. The coalition for a European future led by SDSM won 18 mandates, while the coalition It’s worth it (VLEN) won 13 mandates. Also, The Left won 6 mandates, and the movement ZNAM won 5 mandates.

 

These were the eleventh parliamentary elections in a row and the seventh presidential elections since Macedonia's independence.

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