North Macedonia’s presidential runoff election on 5 May produced results guaranteed to calm fraying nerves in Athens, Washington, Brussels, Paris, and Berlin as the country’s new president will be Stevo Pendarovski, who was backed by the ruling centrist coalition of the Social Democrats and the minority Albanian DUI party, who won 51.7% of the vote.

Pendarovski is the candidate representing incumbent Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, a strong supporter of the Prespes Agreement which resolved the Nam...


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