Macedonia vote ends peacefully

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonians voted peacefully in a parliamentary election Sunday amid accusations of fraud and intimidation that could threaten the country's efforts to join the European Union. By the time voting ended at 7 p.m., there had been more than a dozen reports of minor voter intimidation and proxy voting, but no major incidents. The state electoral commission's president, Boris Kondarko, said the turnout by 5 p.m. was 53.8 percent, higher than at the same point in previous elections. "Until this moment we haven't received any serious reports about irregularities. In general the entire process is peaceful, free and fair," Kondarko told reporters.

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