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Sekerinska and Osmani: Macedonia had problems with the turnout at prior elections too

Citizens who voted at yesterday’s referendum and supported Macedonia’s EU and NATO integration through the Agreement with Greece give full legitimacy to institutions to resume with the implementation of the obligations arising from...
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SEC preliminary results: 666,743 voted, 91.46% Yes, 5.65% No

The State Election Commission (SEC) has released the preliminary results from 100 percent of polling stations, showing that 666,743 people voted at yesterday’s referendum, i.e. 36.91 percent of registered voters. Of them, 91.46 percent...
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PM Zaev: Agreement with opposition or early elections – to be known in coming days (video)

It will be known in a few days if there is a climate to reach an agreement with the opposition for a two-third majority required for the Parliament to pass the constitutional changes required under the name agreement with Greece, Prime Minister...
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World media: Macedonia facing crisis after name change referendum hit by low turnout

The world media are reporting about Sunday’s referendum in Macedonia. Reuters with the headline “Macedonia name referendum fails to reach turnout threshold” emphasizes the statement of the head of the election commission...
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Mogherini and Hahn: Citizens said ‘Yes’, Parliament to proceed with next steps

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, say Monday in a joint statement that an overwhelming...
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Dimitrov: Only the votes of people who voted will be counted, the referendum is successful

Nikola Dimitrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared the referendum successful, because, according to him, only the votes of the people who voted will be counted. If out of over 650,000 citizens, over 600,000 have voted FOR that it...
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Politico Europe: If deal not confirmed, country to stay FYROM, out of EU and NATO

Politico Europe referred to the outcome of the Macedonian referendum in Monday’s “Brussels Playbook” feature. Author Florian Eder says the low turnout represents a risk for the Prespa Agreement, adding that the message of those...
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Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: It’s time for Macedonia’s political elite to show maturity

We believe that democracy is rooted in the society of the Republic of Macedonia. The referendum is the highest democratic act – with the expressed will of those who participated in it and taking into account those who did not vote. In...
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Vanhoutte: Don’t waste time and money on early elections, solve problems

Peter Vanhoutte, former EU mediator in the Przino Agreement talks, has congratulated the majority of citizens who supported the Prespa Agreement at Sunday’s referendum. Vanhoutte calls on the Government not to resign, but to continue the...
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Stoltenberg: NATO’s door remains open, but all national procedures must be completed first

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that NATO’s door remains open, but all national procedures must be completed first. “I welcome the Yes vote in Macedonia referendum. I urge all political leaders and parties to engage...