Tirana, November 18, 2013
After deliberating the material proofs in the alleged case of a manipulated electoral process in Korca, the electoral court has decided to quash the request of the Democratic Party.
The electoral court has deliberated a video footage in which students were paid 2 thousand ALL in exchange of the vote.
The representative of the Democratic Party, Ivi Kaso declared that the people appearing on the footage have voted for the Socialist Party, while demanding the identification of these people. “The prosecution must find out who sold the votes for 2 thousand ALL. The right of the freedom of vote is lost. It wasn’t a free and honest process”, declared the legal representative of the Democratic Party, Ivi Kaso. Mr. Kaso demanded for elections in Korca to be repeated.
Meanwhile, the legal representative of the Socialist Party, Salijani said that this is an attempt of the Democratic Party to soften the defeat that it suffered in the elections, stressing that the video has a public and not a legal effect. /ibna/