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OSCE-ODIHR: Election administration reduced trust in process

OSCE-ODIHR: Election administration reduced trust in process
The general elections held on 25 June 2017 in Albania, were accompanied by a low level of trust in the process, but at the same time, the process was also transparent.

This was one of the conclusions of OSCE-ODIHR mission of observes, communicated in relation to the holding of this process in Albania. While publishing the preliminary monitoring report, the heads of this mission said that “during the voting process there were interferences by party activists”. The mission also said that the counting process was delayed in many places.

“Transparency was not always guaranteed. There was lack of consultation on legal changes”, was another criticism pointed out by experts of OSCE-ODIHR.

“The election campaign and the voting were associated by a climate of tension, accusations for votes being bought and intimidation of voters”, the heads of this mission also said. /balkaneu.com/

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