Statement from the U.S. Embassy, December 14, 2016

We note with concern on-going inaccurate reporting that claims the U.S. Ambassador is interfering in the work of the State Electoral Commission.  This is not a time for fake news or conspiracies.  Let us correct the record to clearly state the U.S. Ambassador has not met with, visited, or intervened with anyone at the SEC.  The U.S. supports the rights of the citizens of Macedonia to a democratic process that is open, transparent, and accountable.  This includes a review of appeals and complaints, according to Macedonian laws.