Electoral/Political Party Reform: Ohrid Agreement

6. Law on Electoral Districts

The Assembly shall adopt by the end of 2002 a revised Law on Electoral Districts, taking into account the results of the census and the principles set forth in the Law on the Election of Members for the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.

Implementation History

2001

Intermediate Implementation

Some constitutional reforms as stipulated in the 2001 framework agreement took place in 2001. However, constitutional reform or laws related to electoral districts did not take place.

2002

Full Implementation

On 14 June 2002, Macedonia's parliament approved two new election laws related to voting procedures and minority rights. According to constitutional reforms, deputies in the 120-seat Macedonian parliament will be elected by voters choosing from among parties rather than individual candidates. The reform also revised the ballot by allowing the use of Macedonian and Albanian flag symbols to differentiate between parties. The legislative changes also divide Macedonia into six election regions rather than 120.

2003

Full Implementation

Laws related to electoral districts were passed in 2002 suggesting the implementation of the framework agreement. 

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.