Kathimerini: The winner of the elections in North Macedonia insists on calling the country "Macedonia"

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of the opposition center-right VMRO-DPMNE, celebrates after the press conference on Wednesday in Skopje. [AP]

The winner of the elections in North Macedonia and future prime minister, Hristijan Mickoski, insists on calling the country "Macedonia. He wrote "Macedonia" in a post on social networks, reports the statement of the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Greek "Kathimerini". 

"I thank Mr. Palmer for Austria's support for Macedonia on its path to European integration. The excellent economic relations between Austria and "Macedonia" will be further promoted and encouraged," Mickoski wrote, as a further violation of the 2018 Prespa name agreement with Greece and his own country's constitution, according to which the Balkan country bears the name North Macedonia , writes the media.

Mickoski recently said he would use the term "Macedonia" when referring to his country and challenged Greece to appeal to the International Court of Justice if it believed the Prespa agreement was being violated.

The newly elected president of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, also used the term "Macedonia" during her inauguration, which caused a diplomatic spat between Athens and Skopje, Greek media reported.

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