The US Embassy in Macedonia has released a statement today about the local elections in Macedonia on October 15. The US Embassy stated, “The upcoming October 15 local elections are important for Macedonia’s future as a prosperous, stable democracy fully integrated in Euro-Atlantic institutions.  We encourage all citizens to exercise their right to vote and to express their views on issues within their communities and to reaffirm their commitment to democratic values and the rule of law.” The full statement can be read here. (Photo courtesy of the US Embassy in Macedonia)