Macedonia’s Sobranie ratifies the name agreement for the second time

Parliament of North Macedonia; Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SKOPJE – Members of Macedonia’s parliament, Sobranie, ratified the name-change agreement for the second time in two weeks, reports Tanjug.

After the first ratification, President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the document. According to the procedure, a new vote followed, in which 69 out of 120 members voted in favour of the agreement. President is now obliged to sign it, according to the country’s constitution.

The agreement between Macedonia and Greece that would change the official name of the former to Republic of North Maceodina was signed on June 17. Citizens will have an opportunity to ratify it in a referendum.