Albania: Soreca calls for political parties to focus on programs and reforms

Albania: Soreca calls for political parties to focus on programs and reforms

EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca supported the invitation oCentral Election Commission (CEC) Chief Commissioner Ilirjan Celibashi to allow political parties to conduct a peaceful campaign and allow citizens to choose who they want.

In a Twitter post, Soreca stressed that the country’s political parties and candidates need to focus on their respective political agendas and the reforms they advocating for.

“We concur with Chief Commissioner Ilirjan Celibashi. Political parties and candidates should now focus on their respective political programs and on the reforms they intend to put forward to improve the lives of all Albanian citizens. We count on all relevan Albanian institutions and political actors to act in accordance with international standards and the decisions of the Albanian Central Election Commission,” Soreca wrote.

The day before, the Election Commission granted the Socialist Party’s request for citizens to vote with numbers in the April 25 elections.

Celibashi said yesterday that the ballot is valid even if the voter chooses only one candidate and has not chosen the political party and the coalition. ibna