Macedonian Parliament ratifies deal on renaming the country

Macedonian Parliament ratifies deal on renaming the country

Macedonian Parliament ratifies deal on renaming the country Izvor: N1

The Parliament of Macedonia ratified on Wednesday an agreement reached with Greece on changing the name of the country into the Republic of North Macedonia.

All MPs present in the session voted for the ratification while the largest nationalist VMRO-DPMNE boycotted the meeting.

“We have a clear agreement and forever clear symbols of our Macedonian identity and our language,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told the parliamentarians.

He added that the agreement on solving the 27-year-long dispute between Skopje and Athens was a dignified solution for both sides and that Macedonia did not give anything as a gift.

Zaev said that the whole international community supported the deal and that it opened the door to the Macedonian European future. He added that the final word on the issue would have Macedonians on a referendum scheduled for either September or October.

Macedonia President Gjorgo Ivanov, who refused to sign the deal describing it as a “catastrophe,” said he would never put his name on the agreement, that he could immediately be ousted.

An earlier report mentioned that Ivanov might be subject to impeachment.

In both Skopje and Athens, nationalist demonstrators flooded the cities’ streets in recent days, but serious protests seemed to have died out.

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