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Name agreement in parliamentary procedure, protests outside parliament building

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi has scheduled for Tuesday the session on the draft-law ratifying the Final Agreement for the settlement of the differences as described in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1193) and 845 (1993), the termination of the Interim Accord of 1995, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the parties.

The Committee on European Affairs will first review the law, followed by a plenary debate.

Speaker Xhaferi told MIA he expects the Parliament to ratify the agreement by Friday, followed by its forwarding to President Gjorge Ivanov.

The draft-law requires a simple majority from the at least 61 MPs required for quorum.

The Government reviewed and adopted the draft-law at Monday’s session.

After the Parliament’s ratification, President Ivanov has seven days to sign the promulgation of the law. If the President opts to use the right of veto, the agreement is again returned to the Parliament. It will then require an absolute majority of 61 MPs from those attending. If adopted, the agreement is forwarded again to the President, who is obliged by the Constitution to sign it.

The Macedonia-Greece name agreement was signed in Greek village Psarades at Lake Prespa on Sunday.