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The name change accord goes to Macedonian parliament

The accord to change Macedonia’s official name to Republic of North Macedonia was submitted on Monday by the government to the county’s parliament – Sobranie.  It is to be put to debate from Tuesday, 19 June, with a vote expected by Friday night, reports Kathimerini. In order to be ratified, the accord requires a simple majority from at least 61 MPs required for quorum. According to MIA, after Sobranie’s ratification, President Ivanov has seven days to sign the promulgation. If he opts to use the right of veto, the agreement will require the absolute majority of 61 votes. If it is ratified successfully, as expected, the agreement will have to pass a referendum, which will be held later this year.

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