LAW

ON ELECTION OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

 

 

 

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

Article 1

This Law shall regulate the procedure for election of president of the Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter, president of the Republic).

 

 

Article 2

The provisions of the Law, determining the procedure for election of representatives and councilors shall also apply for the election of president of the Republic, unless otherwise determined by this Law.

 

 

 

 

II. ISSUING NOTICE AND CARRYING OUT OF THE ELECTIONS

 

 

The president of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia shall issue notice for election of  president of the Republic.

 

The period between the day of issuance of notice for election and the day of the carrying out of the election may not exceed 60 days, nor be less than 30 days.

 

The Act on issuance of notice for election of president of president of the Republic, determining the date for the beginning of the terms for carrying out the election activities, shall be published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia”.

 

 

Article 4

The  election of president: of the Republic shall take place within the last 60 days of the term of the precious president.

 

Should the term of office of the president of the Republic be terminated for any reason, the election of a new president shall take place within 40 days from the day of termination.

 

 

Article 4

Should the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia be dissolved, the president of the Assembly shall be liable, on the day of the dissolution, besides the act on issuing notice for new election of representatives, to adopt an act on issuing notice for election of president of the Republic, provided the term set forth in Article 4 of this Law coincides with the term of the dissolution of the Assembly.

 

 

 

 

III. PROPOSAL AND DETERMINING OF CANDIDATES

 

 

Article 6

A candidate for president of the Republic can be nominated by a minimum of 10.000 voters or at least 30 representatives.

 

One voter, respectively representative, may propose only one candidate for president of the  Republic.

 

A candidate for president of the Republic may be a person who meets the conditions for election of president of the Republic, as set forth in the Constitution.

 

 

Article 7

The signatures of the voters shall be collected on a form established by the State Election Commission, on which the name and surname, address and registry number of the proposed candidate and of each signed voter, shall be entered.

 

The voters shall submit the signatures to the organ competent for keeping record of the voters right. Based on the collected voters signatures, lists of candidates, signed by an authorised representative of the submitter of the lists, shall be compiled on a form set forth by the State Election Commission.

 

Authorised representative in accordance of paragraph 3 of this Article, shall be the first signed proposer, while his deputy shall be the second signed proposer.

 

 

Article 8

The lists of candidates for president of the Republic shall be submitted by representatives on a form set forth by the State Election Commission in writing, stating the name, surname, address and registry number of the proposed candidate and the name and surname of each representative, as well as the date of determination of the list.

 

 

Article 9

The lists of candidates for president of the Republic, together with the written statements of the proposed candidates for accepting the nomination, shall be submitted to the State Election Commission by the representative of the proposers within 20 days the latest before the date scheduled for the election.

 

The candidate may call off the nomination within 15 days the latest before the date scheduled for the election.

 

The Commission, upon receipt of the list of candidates for president of the Republic, shall determine whether the lists hereto were submitted within the determined term and whether they were compiled in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

 

Should the Commission establish that the list contain irregularities, it shall call the authorised representative of the submitter of the list, respectively the first signed representative of the list of candidates, to eliminate the irregularities within 2 days.

 

Should the submitter of the list fail to eliminate the irregularities within the term set forth in paragraph 4 of this Article, the Commission shall not take into consideration such proposals when compiling the lists of candidates for president of the Republic.

 

 

 

 

Article 10

The State Election Commission shall publish the names of the candidates in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia”, within 5 days from the day of the receipt of the candidates lists.

 

 

 

 

IV. ESTABLISHING OF THE ELECTION RESULTS

 

 

Article 11

A candidate for president of the Republic shall be elected if voted by a majority of the total number of voters entered into general voter’s list.

 

 

Article 12

If in the first round of voting no candidate wins the majority required, voting in the second round shall be restricted to the two candidates who have won most voters in the first round.

 

The second round shall take place within 14 days of the termination of voting in the first round.

 

 

Article 13

A candidate shall be election president if he/she wins a majority of the voters of those who voted, provided more than half of the registered voters voted.

 

 

Article 14

If in the second round of voting no candidate wins the required majority of votes, the whole electoral procedure shall be repeated.

 

If  only one candidate is nominated for president of the Republic, and he/she does not obtain the required majority of votes in the first round, the whole electoral procedure shall be repeated.

 

 

 

 

Article 15

The costs for the election campaign of the candidate for president of the Republic may not exceed 1000 average wages in the Republic, paid in the last 3 months before the elections.

 

 

 

 

V. DECLARATION

 

 

Article 16

The assuming of the duty of president of the Republic shall be made at a solemn session of the Assembly of the Republic of  Macedonia with a declaration made by the president, stating:

 

“I hereby declare that I shall perform the office of the president of the Republic of Macedonia conscientiously and with full responsibility, that I shall respect the Constitution and the laws and that I shall protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Macedonia.”

 

 

 

 

VI. CLOSING PROVISIONS

 

Article 17

The provisions of the Law on Election and Recall of President of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia and of the Vice-President of the President of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia (“Official Gazette of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, No 38/90), shall cease to apply on the date this Law takes effect.

 

 

Article 18

This Law shall come into force on the 8th day upon its publication in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia.” 

 

 

 

 


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