: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Macedonian lawmakers cancel early parliamentary elections


Macedonia`s parliament has voted to cancel early parliamentary elections that had been scheduled for June 5. They did not schedule a new date, according to Radio Liberty.
The May 18 vote came just hours after Macedonia`s Constitutional Court temporarily halted all activities for the early elections, RFE/RL reports.
The court said election activities should not continue until it issues a ruling on whether an April 6 vote by lawmakers to dissolve Macedonia`s parliament was in line with the constitution.
That ruling is due by May 26 at the latest.
Before the May 18 court decision, lawmakers had not met in a formal session since they voted to dissolve parliament.
Their April 6 vote was part of an EU-brokered agreement to end a political deadlock linked to a government wiretapping scandal.
But three political parties decided later to boycott the June 5 elections, leaving the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski as the only one taking part.

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