FYROM Main Opposition Leaves House Debate on Name Change

Members of main opposition party VMRO – DPMNE on Wednesday left the House building in Skopje, abstaining from the debate on constitutional changes.

Tuesday was the first day that FYROM MPs could vote whether to approve the Prespa agreement and the constitutional amendments it entails.

However, VMRO – DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski took his MPs and left; showing once again that he vehemently opposes the deal.

A majority (80 out of 120 MPs) is needed to ratify the Prespa agreement in FYROM’s parliament. The procedure of debating the issue and voting can take up to 10 days.

Reports from Skopje say that officials estimate that the ballot will not take place before Friday.