Macedonia votes in favour of getting new name


Macedonia votes in favour of getting new name

Macedonia will soon be be getting a new name.

Lawmakers have agreed to change the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev secured the two-thirds majority he needed in the vote.

It came amid a boycott by opposition nationalists.

The decision is aimed at resolving a dispute with Greece.

Greece has it's own region that's called Macedonia.

The country must now give its approval under a deal signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Zaev in June.