Zaev will need to stuff more ballot boxes: 33,000+ Macedonians moved out in 2018

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An analysis by the EPIK institute reveals that more than 33.000 people moved out of Macedonia in 2018 alone.

The report estimates that 258.000 people moved out of Macedonia in the decade between 2008 and 2018. An increase in emigration was recorded in 2015, the first year of the on – going political crisis, and 2018 was a record year with 33.337 recorded emigrants.

The years of the DPNE led administration saw somewhat lower emigration rates, but the exodus peaked under the Zaev administration, to the point that even President Pendarovski told the youth gathered at a conference that, if he weren’t President, he would leave Macedonia too.

More than 33.000 people left Macedonia in 2018, making it a record year for emigration