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Zaev: The vast majority voted "Yes", if the assembly does not adopt it, the election are next (PHOTO) (VIDEO)

Macedonian Prime Minister pointed out that official results are still pending, but Macedonia will be a member of NATO and the EU

Macedonian Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev estimated that the referendum in that country was democratic and that if it turns out that the majority of citizens voted "Yes", their desires will be put into action in parliament, if that doesn't happen, the snap parliamentary elections will be held. 

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- The will of the voters on this consultative referendum should be turned into political activity in the legislature - Zaev said in his address at the end of the referendum where citizens voted on the change of name of Macedonia and Euro-Atlantic integrations.

Foto: Tanjug/AP

- We expect the members of the VMRO-DPMNE to respect the democratic decision, if that doesn't happen, we should use a different tool, and that is snap elections - Zaev said at the press conference.

The president of the State election commission Oliver Derkosi, based on the 84.43 of the processed data of the municipal electoral commissions, announced that 34.09 percent of the total voters voted by 18:30.

Due to the low turnout, the referendum, which was called historical by many, hangs in the balance.

Foto: Tanjug/AP

The referendum was proclaimed as consultative and it was non-binding, and it will be successful if more than 50% of the people votes on it, or 903.169 people who are registered in the election lists.

The citizens were asked to answer the question: "Are you in favor of joining the EU and NATO by accepting the agreements of the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?".

(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)

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