Skopje, 6 May 2019 (MIA) – World media referring to Sunday’s presidential runoff in the Republic of North Macedonia, report, “winner is pro-western candidate Stevo Pendarovski.”
New York Times in an article under the headline “Supporter of North Macedonia Name Change Wins Presidency” says, “in a presidential runoff, voters in North Macedonia on Sunday elected a government-backed candidate who plans to bring the country into NATO under its new name.”
“With nearly all ballots counted, Stevo Pendarovski, a joint candidate of the governing Social Democrats and 30 smaller parties, had about 52 percent of the vote, compared with about 45 percent for his opponent, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova,” New York Times reads.
“’Our ticket to Europe’: North Macedonia elects pro-western president” is The Guardian’s headline which says that North Macedonia’s pro-western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country’s name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and Nato membership.
The news of Pendarovski’s election victory was also reported by Deutsche Welle, the Croatian news agency HINA, the German news agency DPA and the BBC noting that Stevo Pendarovski, backed by North Macedonia’s ruling party, heads for victory in a presidential runoff vote.
Turkey’s Anadolu Agency cites Pendarovski’s statement that he will be “everyone’s president”