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Greek parliament approves historic Macedonia name deal

153 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the deal


A three day debate in Greek Parliament, that ran longer than any other session in recent history, wrapped up the deliberations on the Prespes agreement, culminating in a historic vote in favour of the deal.

153 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the deal, 146 voted against, 1 abstained. 

Under the deal Greece's northern neighbour will rename itself North Macedonia, distinguish its cultural references from the Greek Macedonian heritage and Athens will drop its objections to the country joining NATO.

Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis hailed the vote as historic. The vote settles a name dispute that has separated the two neighbours for nearly 30 years.

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