Macedonian parliamentary election, 1998
All 123 seats to the Sobranie
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Parliamentary elections were held in Macedonia on 18 October 1998, with a second round on 1 November. VMRO-DPMNE emerged as the largest party, winning 49 of the 120 seats, and later formed a coalition government with Democratic Alternative and the Democratic Party of Albanians.
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. 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. 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.
|First round||Second round|
|Social Democratic Union of Macedonia||279,799||25.1||278,766||24.9||273,193||35.1||27|
|Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia||14,930||1.3||11,841||1,1||–||–||0|
|Party of Pensioners||5,970||0.5||277||0.0||–||–||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|
|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|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver; Blagoja Nineski (2001) "Izborite, mediumite i partiite vo Makedonija 1990-2000", p. 64, 194-195|