Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Macedonia Problems

Well, there were obviously more problems than anticipated in the local elections in Macedonia:

"Whilst the generally orderly conduct of the elections in most places is very welcome, the serious and persistent irregularities in a significant number of municipalities undermine the process as a whole," said Julian Peel Yates, heading the observer mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

"The behaviour of the persistent offenders must change before the (27 March) second round."