Mitreski to announce the date of parliamentary and presidential elections on February 14

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Caretaker Parliament Speaker Jovan Mitreski said on Monday evening that he would announce the date of the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 14.
Mitreski said that according to the Constitution, the date needed to be announced 70 to 90 days prior to the elections. “April 24 is the first round for the presidential elections,” he said, adding that he had consulted with the State Election Commission before deciding when to announce the date.
“I will call the presidential election on Feb. 14 and my plan is to call the parliamentary election on the same day,” the caretaker parliament speaker said in ‘360 degrees’ on MRT 1.
Mitreski said Parliament would convene until the end of March or the beginning of April.
“We are abiding by the Constitution and the constitutional deadlines for holding elections, because these are regular parliamentary elections happening for the first time in 16 years,” he said.
The caretaker parliament speaker added that there was some public confusion regarding Parliament “because when a snap election is held, Parliament is dissolved by a vote by the MPs, but in this case Parliament works until the end of its term. This would be late March or early April, added Mitreski.

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