The prime minister and SDSM leader, Zoran Zaev, at the celebration in front of the Government building after success in the first round of local elections, “congratulated the freedom”. He said that they it was a challenge to organize free elections, and the result of this is the expression of the free will of citizens tonight.
“I want to congratulate all citizens. With the freely expressed will, the people sent a message and support for new government policy, a society for all, growth and development of the economy”, said Zaev.
He told citizens that SDSM and the coalition won the first round in Gjorce Petrov, Karpos, Centre, Aerodrom, Suto Orizari, Zelenikovo, Aracinovo, Kumanovo, Rankovce, Kriva Palanka, Kratovo, Kocani, Pehchevo, Delchevo, Berovo, Konche, Radovish, Vasilevo, Bosilovo, Novo Selo, Strumica, Valandovo, Bogdanci, Dojran, Gevgelija, Demir Kapija, Negotino, Lozovo, Veles, Prilep, Bitola, Resen, Ohrid, Debarca, Vevcani, Krivogastani, Krusevo, Rostushe and Jagunovce.
Zaev said that in Kisela Voda, Butel and Gazi Baba, the results were narrow.
“For the City of Skopje, if this trend continues, we will win the first round”, Zaev said.
The Prime Minister told the future mayors that the era of local sheriffs has ended and that they require honest work and responsibility from them.
He told them to listen to the people “because they knows what is right and what is q priority”.
“I appeal for honesty, dedication and responsibility. I demand a responsible local and central government. The joy is great, but the responsibility is huge”, said Zaev.