According to the 88.50% of the processed data, by the SEC, released at 23 o’clock, 569,871 voters cast their vote in the referendum. (36.27% of voters registered on the Voters List). 91.33% voted “For” (which is 520,461 voters) while 5.76% voted “Against” (which is 32,801 voters).

This is unofficial data from the State Election Commission, however, officials are expected to announce official results tomorrow after all records arrive and the deadlines for appeals met, reported SEC President, Oliver Derkovski

Asked about the success of the referendum, Mr Derkovski quoted the law on the matter.

“The decision for a referendum shall be considered adopted, if majority of the voters that voted, voted for that, if more than half of the total number of voters registered in the General Voters’ List voted. However this law does not apply when there are certain issues with the Constitution. What does it mean, in accordance with this article, it is necessary to fulfill the two cumulative conditions to make a decision in the referendum. In this case, after 85 percent of the results we have, the trend we have on the percentage of exit, it is clear that one of the conditions will not be met, that is, a decision has not been made in the referendum. That’s the legal decision and it can not be otherwise. We can not get into political comments,” Derkovski said.