Out of the 87,750 Macedonians abroad with the right to vote, thus far only 2,855 have registered in consular offices. The largest number came from Bern, Switzerland (321) where Zaev recently met with Albanians promising them more rights in Macedonia.
Other cities where citizens have registered to vote include Venice (258), Ljubljana (217), Brussels (71), Rome (51), Washington (45) and Abu Dhabi (26).
Looking at these numbers, it’s clear the diaspora is overwhelmingly boycotting the upcoming referendum. Macedonian analyst are quite certain the Zaev’s Government is working 24/7 on ballot staffing and all sorts of fraud, however, it is mission impossible at this point to net 84,000 (97%) of the votes that are boycotting.