Macedonians react after referendum passes with low turnout

Macedonians react after a referendum to change the country’s name drew an overwhelming ‘yes’ majority but was marred by low turnout, complicating the government’s push to ratify a deal aimed at diffusing a long-running row with Greece and opening a door to the West. Only a third of the 1.8 million-strong electorate voted.

Stones, torches & tear gas: Macedonians protest country’s name change

Police fired tear gas to prevent protesters from reaching the parliament building in Skopje on Sunday night, following the signing of an agreement calling for Greece’s northern neighbour to be renamed North Macedonia.

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National question: Tensions rise as Macedonians protest new parliamentary coalition

Mass rallies have engulfed the Macedonian capital against EU-backed plans for a new parliamentary coalition. Thousands of people gathered in Skopje to voice their support for the president.

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