Article 75 of the Macedonian Constitution states that laws in Macedonia are promulgated with a decree. The decree can be signed by the President of the State and the President of the Assembly. If the Assembly reviews the law again and if it adopts a majority vote of the total number of Representatives, the President of the Republic is obliged to sign the decree.
The same article of the Constitution states that the president is obliged to sign the decree only if the law is adopted by a two-thirds majority of the votes of the total number of lawmakers. This, in the case of the Law on the Use of Languages, is not the case because this law was passed with 64 votes “for”, and not a two-thirds majority, which is 80 votes.