Citizen Option for Macedonia

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Citizen Option for Macedonia
Граѓанска опција за Македонија
Leader Stevčo Jakimovski
Founded 2013
Headquarters Skopje
Ideology Centrism[1]
Political position Centre
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Assembly of the Republic
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The Citizen Option for Macedonia (Macedonian: Граѓанска опција за Македонија-ГРОМ, Graǵanska оpcija za Makedonija, GROM (lit. Thunder)) is a political party in Macedonia led by Stevčo Jakimovski, mayor of Karpoš.


The party was established by Jakimovski in May 2013 after he left the Social Democratic Union in protest at its planned boycott of the 2013 local elections.[2] It nominated Zoran T. Popovski as its presidential candidate for the 2014 general elections, with Popovski finishing fourth out of four candidates with 3.61% of the vote.

In the parliamentary elections GROM led an alliance under its own name, including the Liberal Party, the Serbian Progressive Party in Macedonia, the Union of Tito's Left Forces, and the Party of Free Democrats.[3] The alliance received 2.8% of the vote, winning one seat in the Assembly.[4]


  1. ^ Macedonia Parties and Elections in Europe
  2. ^ Citizens Option for Macedonia, GROM Balkan Insight, 21 March 2014
  3. ^ The Republic of Macedonia's 2014 Parliamentary Elections Handbook Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  4. ^ Macedonia IFES

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