Macedonian parliamentary election, 1998

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Macedonian parliamentary election, 1998
Republic of Macedonia
1994 ←
18 October 1998 → 2002

All 123 seats to the Sobranie
  First party Second party
  Љубчо Георгиевски Branko Crvenkovski
Leader Ljubcho Georgievski Branko Crvenkovski
Party VMRO-DPMNE SDSM
Leader since 1998 1991
Last election 21 seats 95 seats
Seats won 49 27
Seat change Increase28 Decrease68
Popular vote 312,669 279,799
Percentage 28.01% 25.01%

Prime Minister before election

Nikola Gruevski
VMRO-DPMNE

Prime Minister

Nikola Gruevski
VMRO-DPMNE

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Parliamentary elections were held in Macedonia on 18 October 1998, with a second round on 1 November.[1] VMRO-DPMNE emerged as the largest party, winning 49 of the 120 seats,[2] and later formed a coalition government with Democratic Alternative and the Democratic Party of Albanians.

Electoral system[edit]

A new electoral law was passed prior to the election, replacing the system in which 120 members of the Assembly were elected in single-member constituencies, with one in which 35 were elected by proportional representation at the national level, and 85 elected in single member constituencies.[3] In the single-member constituencies, candidates had to receive 50% of votes cast and 33% of the total number of registered voters to win in the first round. If no candidate achieved this requirement, a second round was held between the two candidates with the most votes.

This was the only election to use this system.[4] Prior to the 2002 elections it was replaced by a system in which the country was divided into six constituencies that elected 20 members each by proportional representation.[5]

Results[edit]

Party PR Constituency Seats
First round Second round
Votes % Votes % Votes %
VMRO-DPMNE 312,669 28.1 6,927 0.6 8,195 1.1 11
Social Democratic Union of Macedonia 279,799 25.1 278,766 24.9 273,193 35.1 27
PDPDPA 214,360 19.3 8
Democratic Alternative 119,352 10.7 6,907 0.6 4
LDPDPM 77,788 7.0 116,190 10.4 34,766 4.5 4
SPMPCERMDPT–DPPRM–SDAM 52,284 4.7 10,962 1.0 3,679 0.5 0
Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia 14,930 1.3 11,841 1,1 0
VMRO-DOM 11,577 1.0 3,167 0.3 0
Party of Pensioners 5,970 0.5 277 0.0 0
MAAK-KP–MA–DP 5,596 0.5 8,367 0.8 0
VMRO-DP 3,746 0.3 9,050 0,8 0
Civil-Liberal Party of Macedonia 3,393 0.3 430 0.0 0
League of Communists of Macedonia 2,756 0.2 2,997 0.3 0
Socialist Christian Party of Macedonia 2,186 0.2 1,120 0.1 0
Communist Party of Macedonia 2,058 0.2 1,828 0.2 0
Workers Party 1,528 0.1 818 0.1 0
VMRO-DPMNE/Democratic Alternative 369,615 33,1 373,001 47.9 47
Party for Democratic Prosperity 132,430 11.8 18,153 2.3 10
Socialist Party of Macedonia 60,542 5.4 12,534 1.6 1
Democratic Party of Albanians 53,469 4.8 28,361 3.6 7
Union of Roma in Macedonia 3,577 0.3 7,294 1.0 1
Other parties 4,235 0.4 1,602 0.2 0
Independents 2,762 0.2 11,398 1.0 5,128 0.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 33,703 27,946 14,481
Total 1,146,457 100 1,146,335 100 793,674 100 120
Registered voters/turnout 1,572,976 72.9 1,572,976 72.9 1,142,926 69.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver; Blagoja Nineski (2001) "Izborite, mediumite i partiite vo Makedonija 1990-2000", p. 64, 194-195

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1278 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1288
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1274
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1275
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1276

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