Stevo Pendarovski is the New President of Northern Macedonia

Stevo Pendarovski won the presidential elections in northern Macedonia. The ruling coalition candidate received 51.66% of the votes, reported NOVA TV. 

Pendarovski faced a run-off against Gordana Silyanovska-Davkova, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE.

Pendarovski was elected by the ruling party of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev Social Democratic Union (SDSM).

The State Electoral Commission (DIK) announced that Stevo Pendarovski received over 51.75% of the votes cast.

So far, more than 98 percent of the ballots have been counted. Davkova received the support of 44.65 per cent of voters. For Pendarovski, 427,363 people voted, and for Davkova 368,679 people. 29,748 are the invalid bulletins. The turnout is 46.44 per cent. Their voting rights have exercised 825 790 citizens.

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