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FYROM tension November 9, 2007

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FM rules out chance of early elections over dispute

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis yesterday stressed that increasingly feverish debate over the “Macedonia” name issue would not lead to early elections, as has been suggested by some.

The Minister commented on the insistence of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on calling itself “Macedonia,” the name of a northern Greek region. “It is impossible to develop alliances when intransigency and irredentism reign,” Bakoyannis told Parliament’s cross-party foreign affairs committee. Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alekos Alavanos, who just visited FYROM, accused the government of abandoning “Macedonia – Greek Macedonia.”

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