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Referendum in Macedonia, ratification of Prespa agreement in Greece


Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias expressed confidence this weekend that Prespa agreement will be supported by the majority of MPs in the Greek Parliament, while political stakeholders in Macedonia are expected to agree on holding the referendum and the new composition of the State Election Commission (SEC).

“The agreement with North Macedonia will be passed in Parliament. But, I want to make this clear – we are aiming at a majority of over 150 votes and that’s what we are going to get. It’s true that Independent Greek will not vote, but there are MPs from this party who believe that the agreement is good,” Kotzias said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Political stakeholders in Macedonia in the following period should agree on the new composition of the SEC, which should implement all the necessary activities for the upcoming referendum. The opposition is conditioning its formation by adopting the law on political parties financing and the law on government. VMRO-DPMNE’s opposition leader Hristijan Mickovski at Sunday’s protest held in Kavadarci criticized the government for its policies, demanding early parliamentary elections.

The achievement Macedonia has made in just one year is an accomplishment for all regardless of their political beliefs. We have reasons to celebrate and to put ourselves above divisions, Zaev said Saturday in Bitola at the celebration on getting the invitation for talks to join NATO.