Citizens won these crystal clear, fair and democratic elections and I solemnly want to announce that I will serve everyone devotedly, said Stevo Pendarovski from the SDSM party headquarters tonight, where his celebrated his electoral victory in the presidential elections.
“I will strive for fairness and rule of law, I will unite not divide, I will be a factor of stability not crisis. I will be a president for all. I will support the Government in important issues for citizens, I will take notice, suggest and criticize wherever possible. I will be the president of a country, who you wont be ashamed of here and abroad”, said Pendarovski.
He added that the outcome of the elections means a guaranteed way forward, as part of the EU and NATO.
According to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, we had successful and democratic elections and in European spirit, we chose a European president.
“We had impeccable clean elections in both electoral circles. We showed that we are ready for Europe. From now on, nothing is the same. No one can stand in the way of progress and prospect. From the counted 96.5 per cent of votes, Pendarovski has more than 423.000 votes, while Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova has 356.800 votes. The difference is more than 55,000 votes. Tonight we have a victory in the mayoral elections in Ohrid and Novo Selo”, Zaev said.
According to him, what is important for our country is to become a full member of NATO and start negotiations with the EU.
“We continue to direct money towards citizens. To eliminate weaknesses in government, all officials must serve the people. To put an end to the divisions inside and outside”, Zaev said regarding where the state would move in the future.