Macedonia

Population Statistics

2,096,015

Total Population

314,402

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
dec

North Macedonia Parliament 2020

2020

29 December 2011

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Electoral Code (2006, last amended 2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 2, paragraph (1) states:

Every citizen of the Republic of Macedonia who is at least 18 years of age and has active legal capacity shall have the ‘Right to vote’

 

Article 28 states:

(1) The term in office of the president, vice-president or a member of the SEC shall cease before the expiry of the mandate: …-- due to unprofessional and unsound execution of the responsibilities of their office; …-- if he/she has been sentenced with a final court decision for a term of imprisonment of at least six months.

(2) With a two third majority from the total number of members, the State Election Commission may submit a proposal to the Parliamentary Committee on Election and Appointment Affairs for dismissing a member due to unprofessional and unsound execution of the responsibilities of their office.

 

Article 108, paragraph (5) states:

Having verified the voter’s identity, the Election Board circles the ordinal number of the voter in the excerpt of the Voters List and the voter puts his/her signature there. If the voter is illiterate, then the voter shall affix his/her fingerprint of the right thumb. If the voter does not have a right thumb, then the voter shall affix the fingerprint of the left thumb. If he/she does not have a left thumb as well, then no fingerprint shall be affixed.

 

Article 108-a, paragraph (8) states:

After the voter’s identity has been determined, the Election Board shall circle the voter’s ordinal number in the Voters List excerpt and the voter shall place his/her signature, and if the voter is illiterate, he/she shall leave a fingerprint from the index finger on the right hand. If the voter does not have a right index finger, he/she shall leave a fingerprint from the index finger on the left hand, but if the voter does not have a left index finger either, no fingerprints shall be left.

 

Article 112 states:

(1) A voter, who due to a physical disability or illiteracy is unable to vote in the manner defined by this Code, shall have the right to bring along a person to assist him/her with voting.

(2) If the voter from paragraph (1) of this article does not bring along a person to assist him/her with voting, the Election Board shall appoint another person from among the voters.

(3) The person helping another person with voting shall not be among the Election Board members, representatives of the list submitters or observers.

(4) The same person may provide voting assistance to no more than two voters, as of paragraph (1) of this article.

(5) The Election Board shall instruct the person from paragraphs (1) and (2) of this article that his/her assistance should not influence the voter's choice.

(6) The voting from paragraph (1) of this article shall be recorded in the protocol of the Election Board.

 

Excerpts from the Electoral Code (2006, last amended 2014)

Constitution of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1991, amended 2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 65 states:

A Representative may resign his/her mandate. The Representative submits his/her resignation in person at a session of the Assembly. The mandate of a Representative terminates if he/she is sentenced for a criminal offence for which a prison sentence of at least five years is prescribed. The Representative can have his/her mandate revoked for committing a criminal offence making him/her unfit to perform the office of a Representative, as well as for absence from the Assembly for longer than 6 months for no justifiable reason. Revocation of the mandate is determined by the Assembly by a two-thirds majority vote of all Representatives.

 

Article 82 states:

In case of death, resignation, permanent inability to perform his/her duties, or in case of termination of the mandate in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the office of the President of the Republic is carried out by the President of the Assembly until the election of the new President. Decisions on the applicability of the conditions, for the cessation of office of the President of the Republic are the official duty of the Constitutional Court. Should the President of the Republic be temporarily unable to perform his/her duties, the President of the Assembly deputizes for him/her. While the President of the Assembly is performing the office of President of the Republic, he/she takes part in the work of the Assembly without the right to vote.

 

Article 93 states:

The Government itself has the right to raise the question of confidence before the Assembly. The Government has the right go submit its resignation. The resignation of the Prime Minister, his/her death or permanent inability to perform his/her duties entail the resignation of the Government. The Government ceases its term of office when the Assembly is dissolved. When a vote of no-confidence in the Government has been passed, it has submitted its resignation, or its term of office has ceased owing to the dissolution of the Assembly, the same Government remains on duty until the election of a new Government.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1991, last amended 2011)