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Referendumsko pitanje i ustavne promene u Makedoniji
The Referendum Question and Constitutional Changes in Macedonia

Author(s): Aleksa Nikolić, Milan Ranković
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Politics and law
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: Macedonia; constitution; referendum; NATO; European Union;

Summary/Abstract: The authors first point to the process of gaining independence of Macedonia, as well as to the process of adopting the constitution of 1991. However, behind the formal democratic constitutional facade, the growing economic, social and interethnic crisis in Macedonia has been neglected. In that regard, the constitution maker amended the constitution eight times. However, the subject of this analysis is the latest amendment to the Constitution of 2019, by which this former Yugoslav republic has resolved a multi-year dispute with Greece. Therefore, the authors deal with the direct analysis of the referendum question, that is, the controversies that followed the constitutional changes in this country. After the legal analysis, the importance of constitutional changes is pointed out from the security aspect. In this regard, the authors analyze the effects of the signing of the Prespa Accord on Euro- Atlantic integration in Macedonia. Finally, as part of the concluding remarks, the authors once again summarize the significance and consequences of the constitutional amendment.

  • Issue Year: 13/2019
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 69-83
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian