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Zaev addresses the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia

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We decide at the September 30 referendum. This historic moment is bigger than us, our parties, quarrels or personal interests. It is about our children’s future. Let’s all go out at the referendum for a European Macedonia, says Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the video-message to citizens in light of the vote.

“Independence and freedom. These are the aspirations that our people fought for in the glorious past. 8 September 1991 was the realization of that ideal, a historic day when citizens chose at a referendum a future in their own, sovereign and independent state.

I was 17 back then and knew that Macedonia belongs to the western, democratic world, in Europe. We have gone through many difficult times since, while some of our biggest dreams have remained unfulfilled until today.

It is time, my people!

Time to be brave and look to the future!

Today, when we all stand together before the biggest challenge in the history of our country, we have the unique opportunity to seize this historic chance, this second referendum that will strengthen our independence, and say Yes for a stable and secure future, for a future in Europe.

WE decide at the September 30 referendum. Our path is not an easy one but we know best what we are gaining. We know that we are our own masters, Macedonians speaking the recognized Macedonian language, citizens opting for a better life, higher income, proper jobs. All of this in our beautiful Macedonia, safe, secure, peaceful, friendly and stable. European.

During the talks and in the agreement we have kept our language and nationality, our culture, we have preserved our history. A successful referendum will ensure the country’s future for all times,” says PM Zaev in the video-message.