Will They Or Won’t They?

October 12, 2018

In July, Macedonia (the country, not the territory) and Greece came to an agreement on the name Macedonia. The country of Macedonia would be renamed the Republic of North Macedonia, and the territory of Macedonia, which is a part of Greece, would remain as Macedonia. The agreement was ratified by the two governments, but it wasn’t until earlier this month that the people from the country of Macedonia voted on the referendum. So what was the result? Well, if the result was purely based on how many people voted that the name should be changed, then the country’s name would be changed. But it’s never that simple, right? It turns out that the Macedonian Constitution requires at least fifty percent of eligible voters to cast their vote or else the referendum, even if passed, is not valid. Well, guess what? Less than fifty percent of eligible voters voted. Now what? Like many things, we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

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