Governing VMRO-DPMNE and opposition VMRO-NP and United for Macedonia waited Thursday almost to the last minute to report their lists of candidates for MPs in the early parliamentary elections to the State Election Commission (DIK). VMRO-DPMNE president Nikola Gruevski will head the list in the first constituency (Skopje). Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska is going to head the list in the second constituency, followed by Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski, Jordan Pacov, Ivan Stoiljkovic, Amdi Bajram and Vladanka Avirovik. Valtko Gjorcev will be heading the list in the third constituency, followed by Ljubisav Ivanov Dzingo, Nadica Tulieva, Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Pesevski and MP Ilija Najdoski. Zoran Stavreski will top the list in the fourth constituency, followed by Prilep mayor Marjan Risteski, Silvana Boneva and Pavle Trajanov from the Democratic Union. Minister Milososki, Bitola mayor Vlado Talevski, Liljana Zaturovska from Struga, Aleksandar Nikolovski and Ilija Kitanovski will be running in the fifth constituency, and Minister Nikola Todorov, Kenan Hasipi and Svetlana Karapetrova from Tetovo will be running in the sixth constituency.
Governing BDI provided its lists to DIK on Thursday afternoon. Leader Ahmeti leads the list in the sixth constituency and is followed by Teuta Arifi, Talat Xhaferi, Behixhudin Shehapi and Xhevat Ademi. In the fifth constituency, the list will be topped by Arben Labunishti, followed by Vjolca Memedi and Nedim Ramizi. Health Minister Bujar Osmani heads the list in the third constituency, while Ermira Mehmeti Devaja tops the list in the second constituency followed by Rexhail Ismaili and Hajrula Misini. Cair mayor Izet Mexhiti is ranked first in the first constituency, followed by Suzana Saliu and Refet Muminovic. Ali Ahmeti’s party is going to try to win the voters’ trust with the slogan “Together we are stronger, together we are braver, together we are more successful and together we are heading for the goal”.