The President of the Parliament, Talat Xhaferi, exactly on noon signed the decision for calling for local elections that will take place on the 15th of October.

Xhaferi appealed to all participants, before and during the elections, to behave in accordance with the Constitution and the legal enactments, and the institutions to contribute for the elections to happen in a peaceful, fair and democratic ambiance as the citizens of Macedonia deserve.

-I called for the elections in accordance with the legal obligation and in accordance with the deadlines determined by the Election code. According to the legal enactments, the local elections will take place on the 15th of October 2017. The decision for calling for the elections will be submitted to the organ for carrying out the elections, the State Election Committee. The Parliament will be operational during the pre-election period, but there won’t be any plenary sessions so the MPs can devote completely to the election campaign and also not to be able to turn the sessions into an election campaign, said Xhaferi after signing the decision.