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Mickoski: Two Options for Emerging from Crisis

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met on Saturday with representatives of political parties from the Coalition for Better Macedonia. At Sunday’s press conference Mickoski said the options are early elections with formation of Przino-style government and public prosecutor at the proposal of the opposition or rejecting the agreement and elections after which national prosecutor is to be elected via consensus of ...

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PM Zaev Rejects Opposition Demands as Unfounded

VMRO-DPMNE’s demands for a technical government with a 100- day term according to the model stemming from the Przino Agreement, for a new public prosecutor and an inquiry commission in Parliament to probe referendum irregularities are absolutely unacceptable, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday in Ohrid. “There is no reason, no need to discuss such things. The institutions themselves have ...

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SDSM Executive Committee Session

The process is serious, we shall try to secure 2/3 majority with MPs and we will do everything we can, SDSM leader and PM Zoran Zaev said late Thursday following the meeting of the party executive committee. The SDSM Committee concluded that MPs should follow the clearly expressed will of the majority of over 600,000 citizens for membership to the ...

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Kathimerini Publishes Minutes from Leaders’ Meetings in Macedonia

Under the title “Minutes of FYROM Leaders’ Deliberations” the Greek daily Kathimerini published Tuesday extensive extracts from the minutes of the two meetings of Macedonia’s political party leaders, held on 27 January 2018 and 19 May 2018, about the negotiations with Greece before the name deal was signed later in June. In several texts dedicated to the leaders’ meeting, Kathimerini ...

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SEC Publishes Final Results

The State Election Commission (SEC) has confirmed that total 666,743 citizens voted at the referendum which accounts for 36.91 % of the registered voters. The institution that organized the referendum noted that all records had been processed and the referendum question was affirmatively answered by 609,813 voters – 91.46 %, whereas 37,700 voters – 5.65 % were against. 19,221 votes, ...

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Initial Referendum Results

The State Election Commission informs that out of 3,464 processed polling stations of total 3,513 i.e. 86.42 % of referendum votes, total 661,393 people i.e. 36.87 % voted at the referendum out of all registered voters in Macedonia. Of them 605,016 voted in favour and 37,312 people voted against accepting the name agreement with Greece for the country’s joining the ...

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President Ivanov Addresses UN General Assembly

In his speech at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov told his compatriots that it is their right to vote in the referendum, not their obligation. “In accordance with Article 7, Item 3 of the Referendum Law, ‘no one shall be held responsible for voting or not voting in a referendum’. Every citizen has the right ...

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Tsipras: Prespa Agreement to resolve nearly Three Decade Long Issue

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Greece has “turned the page” after eight years of austerity and economic depression during his speech at the annual Concordia Summit in New York. Referring to the Prespa agreement between Greece and Macedonia, he said that it would help make the Balkans “a region of peace and stability.” Tsipras said the two countries ...

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PM Zaev: One Amendment to Change four Items in Constitution

In the capacity of guest at TV Telma show Top Tema, PM Zoran Zaev said four things will change in the constitution through adoption of a single amendment in agreement with the Prespa deal. The first change, he said, is adding the geographic modifier; the second is in the Preamble by strengthening the constitutive elements of the statehood through ASNOM, ...

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FM Dimitrov on Prespa Agreement Aspects

We have matured as society to face the reality – the road to EU and NATO leads through the agreement with Greece on the name and this is the reality. All world leaders starting from NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have noted there is no plan B for a seat on the table where they ...

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