“The meeting of the leaders of the four main parties in the country turned out to be a successful one, because political parties have agreed on a number of pending issues, which will give way to the holding of the referendum on the name.

PM Zoran Zaev said that the majority has accepted the proposal made by VMRO-DPMNE to form a government of technocrats before each election is held.

‘The three leaders’ meetings took a lot of energy, patience and wisdom. We have shaken hands and expressed understanding about many issues. Even before signing the (name) deal with Greece we have accepted the conditions for election of the State Election Commission. Even before scheduling the leaders’ meeting the working groups of the ruling SDSM and opposition VMRO-DPMNE have defined the wording of a draft-law on financing political parties, which incorporates opposition’s proposals. Today we have also accepted the VMRO-DPMNE request for legal changes that will enable for technical government to be appointed for each parliamentary elections in a form identical to ‘Przino’ model,’ PM Zaev told reporters.” (Nezavisen)