Election disputes are inherent to elections. Challenging an election, its conduct or its results, should however not be perceived as a reflection of weakness in the system, but as proof of the strength, vitality, and openness of the political system. Therefore the increase in the variety and number of election-related disputes results partly from an increase in public understanding of the redress process. This trend is, however, particularly challenging where the legal systems and electoral administration are still developing, or going through some changes, as it is in the case of Macedonia.
alternative EDR mechanisms that in theory are classified as unilateral, where the will of one of the parties in dispute is sufficient to resolve it or consider it concluded; bilateral, when the parties involved needed to be in agreement before the dispute can be considered resolved; and those that require third-party intervention by a party other than an organ of state. Participant found this exercise extremely useful, having in mind the fact that in the country currently such processes are occurring.