Polling stations have opened today in FYROM as voters will decide on whether they accept the country’s new name, Republic of North Macedonia. The voting will take place in 3480 polling stations which will remain open until 7 pm.
State Election Commission reported that the voting so far had not registered any problems.
The referendum will be monitored by 12 thousand domestic observers and 493 foreign ones. Meanwhile, a large number of media outlets will also be reporting on the referendum. In order for the referendum to be valid, voters’ turnout should be higher than 50%, however, this referendum only has a consultative nature as parliament must also vote constitutional amendments for which two-thirds of votes are needed. /ibna/