Macedonian parliamentary election, 2002

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Parliamentary elections were held in Macedonia on 15 September 2002.[1] The result was a victory for the Together for Macedonia, an alliance of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia, the Liberal Democratic Party, the Democratic Party of Turks, the Democratic League of Bosniaks, the United Party of Romas in Macedonia, the Democratic Party of Serbs, the Democratic Union of Vlachs, the Workers-Peasant Party, the Socialist Christian Party of Macedonia and the Green Party of Macedonia, which won 60 of the 120 seats in the Assembly.

Electoral system[edit]

A new electoral law was passed prior to the election, replacing the system in which 35 members of the Assembly were elected by proportional representation at the national level and 85 elected in single member constituencies.[2] In the new system, the country was divided into six constituencies that elected 20 members each by proportional representation.[3] Seats were allocated using the d'Hondt method with an electoral threshold of 5%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Together for Macedonia 494,744 41.4 60
VMRO-DPMNE-Liberal Party 298,404 25.0 33
Democratic Union for Integration 144,913 12.1 16
Democratic Party of Albanians 63,695 5.3 7
Party for Democratic Prosperity 28,397 2.4 2
National Democratic Party 26,237 2.2 1
Socialist Party of Macedonia 25,976 2.2 0
Democratic Alternative 17,473 1.5 0
Democratic Union 15,099 1.3 0
VMRO-Macedonian 10,436 0.9 0
VMRO–VMRO-DPPE–MHP 8,484 0.7 0
Union of Roma in Macedonia 7,036 0.6 1
New Democracy 6,172 0.5 0
LD–DSSM–PVM–DMP–PDDE–SDAM 6,062 0.5 0
Democratic Centre-Party of the Greens 6,019 0.5 0
Social Democratic Party 3,493 0.3 0
Macedonian Alliance-Macedonian People's Party 2,454 0.2 0
Democratic Party of Macedonia 2,326 0.2 0
Rebirth and Alliance for a Macedonian National Ideal 2,303 0.2 0
People's Movement of Macedonia 2,247 0.2 0
MAAK-The Only Macedonian Option 2,208 0.2 0
Republican Party of Macedonia 2,167 0.2 0
PCERM 2,149 0.2 0
DOM–PPRM 2,077 0.2 0
Communist Party of Macedonia 1,969 0.2 0
People's Will 1,262 0.1 0
Party of Justice 1,139 0.1 0
Progressive Party 924 0.1 0
All-Macedonian Workers' Party 309 0.0 0
Democratic Party "Go Macedonia–Forza" 273 0.0 0
United Party of Romas in Macedonia 239 0.0 0
VMRO-United 120 0.0 0
Democratic Party of Bosniaks 45 0.0 0
Independents 7,571 0.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 28,289
Total 1,222,711 100 120
Registered voters/turnout 1,664,296 73.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

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