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Zaev: History made

Today is a historic day for our country. We have made history together. Our visions for a better life in a better country will become a reality, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after Friday's vote in Parliament for endorsement of the initiative for constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement.

Skopje, 19 October 2018 (MIA) – Today is a historic day for our country. We have made history together. Our visions for a better life in a better country will become a reality, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after Friday’s vote in Parliament for endorsement of the initiative for constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement.

He thanked the MPs who supported the motion, especially those from VMRO-DPMNE, and voiced expectation that their number will increase in the second stage of drafting the constitutional amendments.

“People are proud to have this Parliament. The decision makes heroes out of these people. Together we have made history,” said Zaev.

According to him, large obstacles standing between MPs have now been overcome.

“Now let’s make the long road shorter,” said Zaev regarding the EU and NATO accession path.

He noted there is a lot of work ahead and added his conviction that “together we will herald a bright future.”

“Macedonia’s road is clear. The doors are open. Welcome!,” underlined Zaev.

Asked about the reports over pressure exercised on MPs, he urged all institutions to make the proper checks.

Regarding the support obtained from the MPs who are defendants in several court cases, Zaev said everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

“Now is the time to unite. It is high time we built this unity,” stressed Zaev.

Asked if there were MPs who agreed to support the motion but failed to vote in favor of it, the PM said “Yes, there were.” ik/

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