According to the official opinion poll carried out by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, most citizens are in favour of the country’s name chancing to North Macedonia.
More specifically over 41.5 per cent of FYROM’s population is reportedly going to vote ‘yes’ in the 30 September referendum as opposed to a 35.1 per cent that is against the deal.
The name change will see Greece’s neighbour enter NATO and the European Union.
Support for the deal was shown to be stronger among the country’s ethnic Albanian minority, Kathimerini reported., with 88 per cent in favour.
The Slav-Macedonian community that was represented in the poll opposes to such a name change.
Over 66 per cent of the population said they will be voting in September and that they consider the referendum crucial for their country’s future in the wider Balkan region.
The question FYROM citizens will be called to answer with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is: “Are you in favor of EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?”