Macedonian presidential election, 2004

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Presidential elections were held in Macedonia on 14 April 2004, with a second round on 28 April.[1] They followed the death in an air crash in February of incumbent President Boris Trajkovski.

Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski of the Social Democratic Union won the first round. As he failed to cross the 50% threshold, a second round was held in which he defeated Saško Kedev of Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity. In the immediate aftermath, Kedev alleged massive electoral fraud.


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Branko Crvenkovski Social Democratic Union 385,347 42.5 550,317 62.6
Saško Kedev VRMO-DPMNE 309,132 34.1 329,179 37.4
Gëzim Ostreni Democratic Union for Integration 134,208 14.8
Zidi Xhelili Democratic Party of Albanians 78,714 8.7
Invalid/blank votes 27,971 29,793
Total 935,372 100 909,289 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,695,103 55.2 1,695,103 53.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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