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VMRO-DPMNE Central Committee Session: Referendum Rejected

VMRO-DPMNE’s Central Committee does not recognise the referendum result, assessing it as fabrication wherefore on Friday the party will lodge criminal charges with the Prosecutor’s Office against 200 people, presidents, deputies and members of election boards in Struga, Centar Zhupa, Kicevo, Zhelino, Bogovinje, Plasnica and Saraj. As the vice president of the party Aleksandar Nikolovski stated following the session, VMRO-DPMNE ...

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Justice Minister Deskoska at Tirana Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

Macedonia will keep implementing the reforms, not only to meet the EU membership criteria but first and foremost for the benefit of its citizens, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska told Thursday the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs in Tirana. The reforms are being implemented under the national judicial reform strategy 2018-2025, which should strengthen the independence and ...

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Czech President Welcomes Macedonian Counterpart in Prague

The low turnout in the referendum may be a result of boycott, indifference or poorly defined question and it’s up to Macedonia to come to a conclusion on the matter, Czech President Milos Zeman said Thursday in Prague at a joint press conference with his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov. It’s a fact, Ivanov said, that the referendum in Macedonia was ...

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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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International Observers Says Referendum Administered Impartially

Although the legal framework did not sufficiently cover all aspects of the process, the 30 September referendum in Macedonia was administered impartially and fundamental freedoms were respected, the international observers concluded on Monday. The absence of an organized ‘Against’ or boycott campaign meant the media struggled to provide balanced coverage, although they did convey extensive information and a diverse range ...

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PM Zaev: Attempt for Securing 2/3 Majority, Otherwise Snap Elections

In a matter of few days, we shall know whether there will be an ambiance for reaching an agreement with the opposition for a two-thirds majority that is necessary to vote for the constitutional changes in the Parliament that are a result of the Agreement with Greece.  This was stressed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in a statement at the ...

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President Ivanov Says Referendum Failed

The silent majority has decided, the reality is that the referendum failed. Do not attempt to change this reality, President Gjorge Ivanov said in an address to the nation. “Do not attempt to change this reality, do not underestimate the sovereign will of the Macedonian people. A 36.9% turnout is not the will of the people, 63.1% that didn’t come ...

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Mickoski Interview: Referendum Ends Skopje-Athens Name Deal

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group is monolithic and still considers that the name agreement failed to gain legitimacy in yesterday’s referendum, party’s leader Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with ‘Alfa’ TV. VMRO-DPMNE, he said, is ready for snap elections, but the process must be preceded by completion of certain activities. ‘We have an Electoral Code. At one of the ...

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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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PM Zaev Addresses Citizens after Referendum Conclusion

Macedonia and citizens have shown that they are part of the family of European countries and nations. The success is joint regardless of the organised boycott by VMRO-DPMNE, said PM Zoran Zaev, following the conclusion of the referendum. “Now the vote of citizens should be transposed to political activity in parliament,” said Zaev. Following the presentation of results, the PM ...

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