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Parliament sends name deal to Ivanov

Following today’s Parliament session during which it was adopted, the Law on Ratification of the Final Agreement for the settlement of the differences as described in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the termination of the Interim Accord of 1995 and the establishment of a strategic partnership, was signed by Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi.

After signing the bill, Xhaferi sent it to the Cabinet of President Gjorge Ivanov, who is next to sign.

The President has seven days to decide whether he would sign it.

However, Ivanov has repeatedly said he would neither support nor sign the deal because, in his opinion, it is harmful.

If he vetoes it, Parliament will hold another vote for the bill, which would then need to be adopted by an absolute majority61 MPsto become a law.

If the law is passed for the second time, the President is bound by the Constitution to sign it.