Low Turnout Threatens The Result Of Macedonia's Vote On Whether To Change Its Name

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Voters in Macedonia took to the polls on Sunday to decide on a controversial referendum on whether to change the name of their country — a move that would pave the way for entry into NATO and the European Union. But low voter turnout could threaten the validity of the outcome. Half an hour before polls were to close, voter turnout stood at 34 percent, according to the Associated Press. That figure was based on data from 85 percent of polling stations, according to State Electoral Commission head Oliver Derkoski. Under the Macedonian Constitution, if turnout is less than 50 percent, the results of the referendum would not be binding. Macedonians are voting whether to change their country's name to North Macedonia. Greece's refusal to recognize Macedonia...

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Low Turnout Threatens The Result Of Macedonia's Vote On Whether To Change Its Name

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