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Macedonians to the streets against name change

SKOPJE – a Few thousands of Macedonians are Saturday the street merged to protest against a possible name change of the country. Supporters of mainly opposition party VMRO-DPMNE came together for the state capitol building in the capital, Skopje, where they waved the national flag. They demand early elections.

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, greets his supporters during the protest in Skopje.

Prime minister Zoran Zaev wants the economy out of the doldrums draw and makes himself hard for accession to the EU and NATO. In particular, Greece has so far resisted. The neighbouring countries are in the clinch since Macedonia in 1991 its independence from Yugoslavia, as Greece’s own region of Macedonia.

Zaev is in negotiation with Greece over the namenkwestie. He let us know that the Macedonians are still this year in a referendum, allowed to speak about the possible name change of their country. VMRO-DPMNE, that until 2016 the country ten years led, is very opposed to the name change.

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