The term of the current Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov, ends on May 12.
Meanwhile, Macedonian parties are intensifying the process for the nomination of their candidates in the presidential election.
Zoran Zaev's ruling Social Democratic Union party (SDSM) hasn't announced the candidates' names, so far. SDSM has announced that the party will choose its candidate at a party conference to be held on March 3.
VMRO-DPMNE's main opposition party in Macedonia will announce its candidate on February 16.
As of now, nine contenders have submitted their candidature.
The term of the President's office in Macedonia lasts five years.
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