FYROM name deal with Greece might not happen after next debate



Next Monday, Parliamentarians in Skopje, will begin discussions on their government’s proposal to start procedures to change the country’s constitution in accordance with the name-deal Agreement struck with Greece.

According to the neighboring country’s parliamentary procedures, the debate in parliament at this initial phase of revising the constitution cannot exceed ten days, until the first vote is completed.

For the government’s proposal to be approved there needs to be a two-thirds majority in parliament, which translates to 80 of parliament’s 120 deputies.

Zaev’s government does not have this majority and needs the support of some lawmakers from opposition parties to get the vote through parliament.