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Macedonia, Greece reach name deal

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE:The deal still has obstacles to overcome, as it must be ratified in Macedonia’s legislature and officials on both sides have voiced opposition

AP, ATHENS

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said earlier in the day that he remained opposed to writing the new name into the constitution.

The main opposition party in Macedonia, the conservative VMRO-DPMNE, accused Zaev of “capitulating” to Greece.

“In essence, the [deal] is acceptance of all Greek positions,” VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said.

In Athens, conservative main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged Tsipras not to go ahead with the agreement.

“This is a bad agreement that is in conflict with the majority of the Greek people,” he said.

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