admin1 – March 4, 2014 – 2:51pm

Nikola Rilkovski, President of the State Election Commission (DIK), refused Monday to resolve the dilemma of whether on 12 and 13 April, during the presidential election silence, the campaign for the early parliamentary elections should continue uninterrupted. Although a month ago, he said that DIK was going to resolve all problems resulting from the simultaneous holding of presidential and early parliamentary elections on 27 April, he appealed at a press conference Monday that the issues arising from the overlap of the two election campaigns be resolved by the political parties by way of reaching a political deal.

He explained that DIK was just putting the election legislation into effect and that they had not yet received any official information that the early parliamentary elections would be held on the same day with the second round of the presidential poll—27 April.

In the meantime, Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski scheduled the meeting at which the Parliament’s dissolution will be discussed at BDI’s request for Wednesday (5 March). He is expected to call the elections the following day.