Albania: The works of the committees on Electoral Reform and Dismissal of the President continues

Albania: The works of the committees on Electoral Reform and Dismissal of the President continues

Political activities will continue next week, with the work of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform and the Special Committee on the Dismissal of the President of the Republic from office.

The leader of the Socialist Party’s parliamentary group, Taulant Balla, said the changes to the electoral code would be completed on June 30 and would take effect on July 1.

“I would like to urge the two special co-chairs of the Electoral Reform, Rudina Hajdarin and Damian Gjiknuri, to conclude the dialogue with the non-parliamentary opposition, to allow the Albanian Parliament to vote on amendments to its Electoral Code by the end of its term, when all the recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR have been transferred to, because the code will have been completed on June 30 and work on the implementation of the new changes will begin on July 1”, Balla said, adding that the Special Committee for the Dismissal of the President from his office will also continue its works.

“The Special Committee has been authorized by the Albanian Parliament, in which the majority and the opposition are involved, to decide on the issue raised by the applicant MPs, and in this work consultations have been made with the Venice Commission”, he said.

Meanwhile, Rudina Hajdarin, chairwoman of the opposition parliamentary group and co-chair of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, said: “We expect that next week, but also this week, to hold talks on how to proceed with the Electoral Reform».

Regarding the Special Committee on the President, Hajdarin said that the Inquiry Committee on the President should not exist, as under the conditions when we do not have a Constitutional Court, “I think that a state of conflict between the majority and the Presidency has been abusively used”./ibna