Police are searching for the SDSM Mayor of Vasilevo, a rural municipality in the south-east of Macedonia who is suspected of bribing voters in the run up to the elections.
State prosecutors have already asked for detention of the Mayor and for another person. Officers could not find either in their homes and have initiated a search.
The orders are linked to a video clearly indicating election irregularities and vote buying that was published several days ago. The closely fought early elections are scheduled for Wednesday.