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In the North of Macedonia declared a state of emergency before the parliamentary elections

The President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski has announced the country's eight state of emergency ahead of parliamentary elections in the epidemic of coronavirus, reports the associated Press.

Earlier, the head of the ruling Social Democratic Union and former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that the parliamentary elections in the North of Macedonia will be held on July 15.

In the administration of President Pendarovski said that the state of emergency will allow authorities to undertake the necessary preparations for the elections, to ensure the safety of voters during the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the Ministry of health Northern Macedonia, the number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the country is at least 4 289, more than 200 patients with COVID-19 died.

Pendarovski last Saturday did not extend the state of emergency imposed in mid-March due COVID-19. Thus were created the conditions for the postponed parliamentary elections in April. The largest opposition party VMRO-DPMNE insisted that the vote should take place as late as possible.

Parliamentary elections will be held on Wednesday, which will working day.

The contract major parties must formally approve the head of state, formally appointing the date of the will.

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