Albania: Electoral Reform Political Council convenes with the participation of the Opposition

Albania: Electoral Reform Political Council convenes with the participation of the Opposition

Albania’s Political Council for Electoral Reform began its session today with the participation of the extra-parliamentary opposition.

Following the boycott of the last meeting of the Political Council for Electoral Reform by the united opposition, the political parties, the parliamentary opposition and the extra-parliamentary opposition met today at 11:00 (local time).

The non-parliamentary opposition is represented by Oerd Bylykbashi of the Democratic Party and Petrit Vasili of the Socialist Movement for Integration, while the majority is represented by Damjan Gjiknuri, co-chair of the Special Committee of Electoral Reform, while the parliamentary opposition is represented by Rudina Hajdari, co-chair of the Electoral Reform Committee.

Following the tαking down of the National Theater, the united opposition boycotted the Political Council for Electoral Reform, but at the invitation of the Co-Chair of the Special Committee on Electoral Reforms Damjan Gjiknuri, the non-parliamentary committee of the opposition confirmed its participation in the parliamentary election.

The Political Council is expected to discuss a number of unresolved issues today, such as party funding, electronic voting, the Electoral Body, and a change in the electoral system, which is a demand of the parliamentary opposition./ibna