In Macedonia, debate on constitutional name change begins
11 October 2018
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A Macedonian parliamentary committee on Wednesday began debating constitutional amendments required under a deal with neighboring Greece to change the country's name to North Macedonia, in exchange for NATO membership.
The move comes after a Sept. 30 referendum on the deal with Greece, which would end a nearly 30-year dispute between the two neighbors over Macedonia's name.
Voters overwhelmingly supported the deal, but the referendum was ruled invalid because of low turnout.
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