June 13, 2018 / 3:27 PM / a year ago

Greece opposition to submit PM no-confidence motion over Macedonia deal - source

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the nation from his office in Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, June 12, 2018. Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office/Handout via REUTERS

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s opposition New Democracy party plans to submit a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in parliament over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia’s name, a party source told Reuters.

New Democracy would wait until the conclusion of a debate on bailout reforms which was scheduled to wrap up on Thursday before submitting the motion, the source said.

Athens and Skopje reached a historic accord on Tuesday agreeing to call the former Yugoslav nation the “Republic of Northern Macedonia,” settling nearly three decades of disagreement over its name.

Reporting By Renee Maltezou

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