The Defence of the Republic and States of War and Emergency

Article 122
(1) The Armed Forces5255 of the Republic of Macedonia protect the territorial integrity and independence of the Republic.

(2) The defence of the Republic is regulated by a law adopted by a two-thirds majority vote to the total number of Representatives.
 
Article 123
No person is authorized to recognize occupation of the Republic of Macedonia or of part thereof.
 
Article 124
(1) A state of war exists when direct danger of military attack on the Republic is impending, or when the Republic is attacked, or war is declared on it.

(2) A state of war is declared by the Assembly by a two-thirds majority vote of the total number of Representatives of the Assembly, on the proposal of the President of the Republic, the Government or at least 30 Representatives.

(3) If the Assembly cannot meet, the decision on the declaration of a state of war is made by the President of the Republic who submits it to the Assembly for confirmation as soon as it can meet.
 
Article 125
(1) A state of emergency exists when major natural disasters or epidemics take place.

(2) A state of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia or on part thereof is determined by the Assembly on a proposal by the President of the Republic, the Government or by at least 30 Representatives.

(3) The decision to establish the existence of a state of emergency is made by a two-thirds majority vote of the total number of Representatives and can remain in force for a maximum of 30 days.

(4) If the Assembly cannot meet, the decision to establish the existence of a state of emergency is made by the President of the Republic, who submits it to the Assembly for confirmation as soon as it can meet.
 
Article 126
(1) During a state of war or emergency, the Government, in accordance with the Constitution and law, issues decrees with the force of law.

(2) The authorization of the Government to issue decrees with the force of law lasts until the termination of the state of war or emergency, on which the Assembly decides.
 
Article 127
During a state of war, if the Assembly cannot meet, the President of the Republic may appoint and discharge the Government, as well as appoint or dismiss officials whose election is within the sphere of competence of the Assembly.
 
Article 128
The mandate of the judges of the Constitutional Court of Macedonia, as well as members of the Republican Judicial Council is extended for the duration of the state of war or emergency.