As more and more experts agree that the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) won’t be able to find the necessary number of 80 parliamentarians needed to support the Prespa Agreement signed with Greece earlier this year, the country is heading to a snap election, probably as early as November.
Prespa Agreement obliges F.Y.R.O.M. to pass constitutional amendments that will change its constitutional name from ”Republic of Macedonia” as it is now to ”Republic of North Macedonia”.
The main opposition center-right party VMRO-DPMNE that is often accused of Nationalism, demanded Zoran Zaev’s resignation so that a 100-day caretaker government will replace his own, formed between the center-left Social-democratic party and smaller parties representing the country’s Albanian minority.
Zaev said that he does not intend to resign and hoped that there will be a solution in the near future that will make the constitutional amendments pass through the parliament.
The country’s electoral commission has already called the referendum invalid as less than 50 per cent of the population went to vote.
Russia’s stance raises concerns about the future of Prespa Agreement as the country accuses the West for dragging the country into NATO, even though the referendum in the country has been declared as invalid.