Tuesday, 20 November 2018 | News today: 22

Parliament endorses decision to initiate constitutional revision

sobranie ustavni izmeni (10)The Parliament endorsed late Friday the decision to initiate constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement by the required two-third majority.

Eighty out of 120 MPs voted in favor of the decision. Afterwards, VMRO-DPMNE MP group coordinator Dragan Danev asked for an individual vote, which concluded with the same result – 80 MPs saying ‘Yes’ and 39 ‘No’.

Eight MPs from the opposition voted in favor of the decision, this securing the required majority.

In addition, the Parliament obligated the Government to prepare the draft-amendments to the Constitution and submit them to the Parliament within 15 days.

The decision is to be released in the Official Gazette with immediate effect