Outoging Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to immediately call for a referendum on the Macedonian name agreement which Tsipras signed with Zoran Zaev.

The call comes as the Greek Parliament is expected to conclude the second day of discussions on the no-confidence motion in Tsipras with a midnight vote. Tsipras is confident he will survive the vote, despite Kammenos’ ANEL party leaving the coalition. Several ANEL members of Parliament defected to the socialist’s side, and after the vote, the Parliament will soon have to vote on the ratification of the Prespa treaty, under which Macedonia will be renamed into North Macedonia, and Greece will lift its veto for Macedonia’s EU and NATO membership. Tsipras hopes he will have the votes for this motion as well, and former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis accused him of buying these votes.

Unlike Greeks, Macedonians had a chance to vote in a referendum on the name deal. Despite no organized “No” or “Boycott” campaigns and a deluge of high level visitors such as Merkel, Mattis and Mogherini urging the voters to go out and support the name deal, EU and NATO membership, the referendum failed as only 36 percent of the voters showed up. Still, the Zaev Government pushed it through using criminal charges against opposition members of Parliament who eventually voted in favor.