Macedonia Election: Conservatives Given Edge in Early Vote Count

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's VMRO-DPMNE party has having a 4-5 percent lead on social democrat SDSM of Zoran Zaev, first poll data shows.

The conservative party, which has been at the helm of Macedonia for ten years. has got 41.35%, with nearly a third of the vote counted.

Macedonian Parliament Adjourned ahead of December Elections

Macedonia's Parliament has dissolved itself, paving the way for the early parliamentary vote at the end of this year.

Upon calls by the country's biggest party, VMRO-DPMNE, the legislature adopted the 2017 budget before closing its last session, local media report.

The fiscal plan was approved unanimously by 110 lawmakers.

Macedonia's Gruevski: Bulgaria Should Set Up New Plaque at Kaimakchalan

"The Republic of Bulgaria is our neighbour, we have a lot of things in common and we have to do everything possible for history to draw us closer together rather than set us apart. Macedonia is a place where many significant historical events have taken place before our country was created.