Polls in Europe’s newest-named country are open for an election that will set the course for a nation eager to join the European Union.
On one side of North Macedonia’s ballot, an international agenda pushed by front-runner Zoran Zaev.
In his 30 months at the helm of the government, the former prime minister was lauded for his leadership, but criticised for enacting the country’s name-change.
Right-wing rival Hristijan Mickoski has put up a combative fight, playing to voter-frustration with the name change and dismissing a recent law that increased rights for ethnic Albanians.
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