The DUI, DPA and SDSM have not submitted lists of candidates for members of the Electoral Boards, the State Election Commission (SEC) unofficially have said. The deadline was until midnight yesterday to submit candidate lists, and it seems that only the VMRO met the final deadline

However, the VMRO-DPMNE and DUI submitted proposals for members for Electoral Boards for diplomatic and consular missions.

In cases such as these, if elections are held, protocol requires that members of the administration fill the empty seats of the Electoral Boards.

According to the Electoral Code, two of the five members are elected from among the main political parties in power and the opposition, depending on the ethnic composition of the polling station.

According to the SEC’s timetable, political parties are required to submit lists of MPs no later than May 11.

Election campaign starts on May 16 and ends on June 3.

Monday, however, was the last day for collecting signatures for a draft list of candidates for Members of Parliament by a group of voters for the elections on June 5, but nothing arrived at the regional offices of the SEC, not even one list.

The VMRO-DPMNE still maintain that elections will be held on June 5, at any cost, while the SDSM say they will boycott them. The DUI and DPA are delaying the process and will not give a precise answer.