05 September 2022
The opposition VMRO-DPMNE is convening the party’s Executive Committee this afternoon to discuss holding a referendum in the Republic of North Macedonia on the question of possible rejection of the Treaty with Bulgaria, the Macedonian media reports.
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Tonight, a decision must be made on whether the referendum will be consultative or mandatory, “24 Vesti” adds.
VMRO-DPMNE believes that all the problems for Macedonia in relations with Bulgaria stem from the Treaty of Good Neighbourhood, Friendship and Cooperation, signed five years ago by the then Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov and Zoran Zaev. The plan of VMRO-DPMNE is to reach a referendum by collecting signatures of citizens, and the leadership of VMRO-DPMNE will first sign the initiative. After collecting at least 100 qualified signatures, VMRO-DPMNE will proceed to collect 150,000 signatures from citizens, urging the authorities not to obstruct this process.
The meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for 18.00. After that, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristiyan Mitskoski is expected to make a statement, BTA informs.