Greek lawmakers have ratified the controversial Prespes Agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The Agreement passed with 153 votes in favor and 146 against. According to this Agreement, the neighbor country will be now renamed to “North Macedonia”.
In addition to ruling SYRIZA MPs, MPs Thanasis Theocharopoulos, Elena Kountoura, Spyros Lykoudis, Katerina Papakosta, Stavros Theodorakis, Giorgos Mavrotas, Spyros Danellis and Thanassis Papachristopoulos said yes to Prespes Agreement while MP Grigoris Psarianos abstained.
It is worth noting that the parliament’s plenary debate leading up the vote was the longest in recent history, lasting more than 38 hours.