CEC in Albania: Local government elections do not only depend on the electoral reform

CEC in Albania: Local government elections do not only depend on the electoral reform

“The 2019 elections will be an important challenge for everyone, for institutions, political parties and Albanian society. They will not only be a welcome opportunity for people to express their political will, but they will also act as a maturity test for our democratic system”. This was declared today by the head of the Central Election Commission in Albania, Klement Zguri concerning the June 30, 2019 local government elections.

But, according to him, “this challenge may be overcome if we all become aware of the fact that elections are not only an issue that concern institutions and they do not only depend on the fate of the electoral reform”. “This challenge will be overcome successfully when political parties understand and accept their legal obligations regarding the fact that the administration of the elections is not an option.  This is why today, we call on political parties to fulfil their important role in the administration of the electoral process”, Zguri said.  /ibna/