Today in Macedonia the presidential and municipal elections took place. It looks like none of the candidates won in first round. The atmosphere in the city and election places was very calm even in neighborhoods with in which took place violence incidences in last elections.
The election evening we spent in the headquarter of the political party BDI/DUI – The (ethnic Albanian) Union for Integration with their candidate Izet Mexhiti, running for president.
I felt set back to old New York harbor pubs, everybody blowing smoke in this men club house, hundred eyes starring on our two blond girls. I was the German photographer, which some of the guys wanted to decorate with in front of the others, which mostly gave a shit on that. But all the people strongly felt the need to belong this group, even having not much idea what their candidates stand for. We will write more about our Skopje adventures tomorrow.