Referendum silence in effect as public campaign ends

Referendum campaign ended at midnight, which kicks off 48-hour silence ahead of the name referendum scheduled on Sunday Sept. 30.

According to a decision passed by Macedonia’s Parliament, the referendum question reads: “Are you in favor of EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?”

A total of 1,806,336 voters are eligible to vote in the referendum on Sunday. Polling stations across the country will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

A day earlier, on Saturday, the sick, disabled people, people under house arrest, inmates and the Macedonian expats will vote.

The referendum will be monitored by close to 12 thousand domestic and almost 500 foreign observers.