North Macedonian pro-Western, nationalist candidates tied in presidential vote

Presidential candidate of the ruling SDSM Stevo Pendarovski greets his supporters during a news conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

SKOPJE (Reuters) – North Macedonia’s pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, and his main rival Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova emerged tied in the first round of a presidential vote dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country’s name under a deal with Greece. The change, which Greece demanded to end what it called an implied territorial claim […]

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