Disinfo: Largest Opposition Party in Macedonia is Boycotting Name Referendum

Summary

Twenty eight political movements and organizations, including the largest opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, signed a memorandum on cooperation and creating a campaign headquarters for boycotting the referendum.

Disproof

While 30 Macedonia political parties, groups and individuals signed such a memorandum, VMRO-DPMNE did not.

“The official stance of VMRO-DPMNE regarding the referendum is – we have no position. It is not our job to tell the people if and how they should vote,” Mickoski said during a recent rally.

For more details, see the article by Polygraph.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/08/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: North Macedonia
  • Keywords: Elections, Referendum

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