Tag: Macedonia Referendum

UMD: State Department Meddling in Macedonian Affairs is Counterproductive and Wrong

UMD: State Department Meddling in Macedonian Affairs is Counterproductive and Wrong

On October 17, 2018, UMD met with the new Macedonia Desk Officer of the U.S. Department of State, Jill W. Dietrich, at UMD’s offices in Washington, D.C. The meeting was a follow-up to the one held in early August 2018 between UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Matthew Palmer, EUR/SCE Acting Director Susan…

Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Calls on Macedonia Prime Minister Zaev to Resign

Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Calls on Macedonia Prime Minister Zaev to Resign

Macedonian voters held a referendum today on the proposed name change of their country to the Republic of North Macedonia. The voter turnout of fewer than 37% of registered voters renders this referendum invalid according to the Macedonian constitution. This failure is a debacle for the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the…

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) conducted a public opinion poll from September 6, 2018 to September 18, 2018 consisting of five questions related to the upcoming referendum on September 30, 2018. Respondents were asked to provide information regarding their residence (Diaspora/Republic of Macedonia), gender, age, and ethnicity. Nearly sixty percent (1,025) of the respondents currently reside in the Republic of…