The 'Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)' Special Prosecution is seeking the arrest of VMRO DPMNE party leader and former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and several of his closest associates on electoral fraud charges.
All of them were indicted on Thursday for masterminding and participating in an election fraud.
The SJO also demanded detention for Gruevski's cousin and former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov in relation to the cases codenamed "Target" and "Tvrdina" [fortress], former Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska in relation to the case codenamed "Tender" and former Vice Prime Minister Vladimir Pesevski, indicted in the case "Traektorija" [trajectory].
In addition, the SJO also demanded detention for the mayor of Skopje's Gazi Baba municipality, Toni Trajkovski, and for the editor of Sitel TV, Dragan Pavlovic, who is charged with tax evasion.
The SJO pressed charges in 17 cases at two days before the expiry of its July 1 deadline for raising charges.
The total number of newly-indicted people today is 94, while charges have also been raised against seven legal entities.