Protest in Macedonia Against the Government and the Referendum

A week before the Macedonian referendum, the opposition organized a protest. The march passed through Ohrid's center with statements against the government and announced consultation, Nova reported.

VMRO-DPMNE does not agree with the treaty signed with Greece on the new name of Macedonia, and with the formulation of the referendum questions. More than 900,000 people have to vote in order for the vote to be valid. Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said he would not vote on September 30th.

Last week, thousands joined the Macedonian capital Skopje in a protest in favor of the country's name, and the head of the event was Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

Just before the referendum, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović spoke to Macedonian citizens through a video, and told them that Macedonia belongs to the EU and NATO family and that Croatia is ready to help her on that road, Blic reported. According to the Croatian president, the referendum is an opportunity for Macedonian citizens to contribute to the stability and progress of all of Southeast Europe.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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