The chairman of the State Election Commission, Oliver Derkoski, says that the elections does not cause the spread of the coronavirus.
According to him, although the situation with the pandemic during the elections is serious, given the experience of the parliamentary elections, the local ones in Stip and Plasnica will be easier.
“The early parliamentary elections in 2020 ended in a good way and despite all the challenges we all had in the organization, this is shown by the final OSCE report, which we received a few days ago. The organization was well done by the institutions, went very well and normally with the remark for the publication of the results, respectively the hacking of the SEC website. “Despite the challenges from the pandemic, we organized those elections in a good way”, said Derkoski in the discussion panel “Electoral Reforms: Desires against reality” within the Freedom Festival.
Derskoski stressed that early local elections in Stip and Plasnica, with previous experience from last summer, will now be easier to organize and that they have the support of local election commissions.