What You Need To Know:
✅ Preliminary election results show former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's right wing VMRO-DPMNE in a slight lead over the opposition Social Democrats led by Zoran Zaev.
✅ The snap elections, on December 11, in Macedonia are being held following a nearly two-year political crisis sparked by a wiretapping scandal.
✅ Nearly 1.8 million registered voters are eligible to choose 123 lawmakers for the single-chamber parliament in the election
✅ These elections have been dubbed as a key vote since Macedonia gained its independence nearly 25 years ago.