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Dateline: Impact of Macedonian Elections

Macedonia's parliamentary elections on September 15, 2002, were won by the moderate Social Democrats.

Western observers have called the vote a major step toward stability in the Balkans. But questions remain about the difficulties of forming a new coalition government of ethnic Macedonians, who are the majority, and ethnic Albanians, who constitute a sizable minority.

This Dateline explores some of the complexities of the parliamentary election results in Macedonia.