Mickoski: Those who didn’t come out to vote sent the loudest message saying ‘This is Macedonia’

The citizens who voted against a name change in the referendum and those who didn’t come out to vote sent the loudest message saying ‘This is Macedonia’, said the leader of the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski.

Addressing a news conference in the party’s headquarters, Mickoski said that Macedonia had expressed its opinion against the name deal with Greece.

“Macedonians live here, our identity is Macedonian, our language is Macedonian, our ancestors were Macedonians,” he said adding that the referendum was ‘a defeat not only of the agreement, but also of the criminal governance of the government.’

Asked if he would support early parliamentary polls, the opposition leader stated that PM Zoran Zaev shouldn’t be calling for snap elections, instead he should be preparing himself for ‘a political retirement.’