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Committee debate on second draft-constitutional amendment resumes

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The Committee on Constitutional Issues resumes Friday the debate on the draft-constitutional amendments.

On Thursday it endorsed the first draft-constitutional amendment by ten ‘Yes’ votes and five ‘No’. This draft- amendment proposes the replacement of the word Republic of Macedonia with the Republic of North Macedonia everywhere in the Constitution, except for Article 36, where there is a historical aspect.

On the second day of the debate, the opposition again accused that the whole process of changing the name and the constitution took place non-transparently and without consensus, and that the will of the people expressed in the referendum was not respected. They proposed with a draft amendment to ensure protection of everything that means changing the constitutional name.