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Macedonia's minister in charge of internally displaced persons, Vlado Popovski, said on 6 March that he expects most of those targeted by the government's 7 March deadline to return home will do so, local media reported. The midday deadline is for internally displaced persons from the Tetovo region to leave their temporary accommodations and return to their homes, "Utrinski vesnik" reported the same day. Those whose destroyed homes have not yet been reconstructed, students of Skopje University, and parents whose children are attending schools in the area of their temporary accommodation are exempt from the order. Some reportedly have refused to return, citing an unstable security situation, and have announced protests against the government's decision, "Dnevnik" reported. UB