PES congratulates SDSM on their strong election result in North Macedonia

16/07/2020

SDSM 2020

Leader of the SDSM Zoran Zaev and the pro-European Union coalition “We Can” led by the Social Democrats declared victory in North Macedonia's parliamentary elections on Wednesday.

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election victory of our associate party Socijaldemokratski Sojuz na Makedonija (SDSM) in the general election in North Macedonia.

This result shows increased support for social democracy and will allow SDSM to seek a new governing majority.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“Voters have rewarded the good work of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his SDSM-led government coalition. In his tenure, unemployment has shrunk, social conditions have improved and North Macedonia has joined NATO and cleared the path for future EU accession. Zoran and SDSM are good for North Macedonia, good for its democracy and good for Europe. We need more of this progressive leadership in our neighbourhood.

“We encourage SDSM to pursue a governing majority to continue to bring progress to North Macedonia and we encourage other political forces in parliament to facilitate it. We stand ready to support North Macedonia’s road to further European integration.”