BELGRADE – Crisis-hit FYROM (Macedonia) on Wednesday postponed elections due next month, after the European Union called on Skopje to delay the polls in order to ensure they could take place freely and fairly.

The delay was agreed on by parliament, which reconvened after Skopje’s constitutional court froze all activities related to the controversial parliamentary polls scheduled for 5 June.

The EU warned on 17 May that elections scheduled for next month in Macedonia could not be credible, because the ruling party was the only one to register candidates.