Montenegro and Albania are the two Balkan countries with the highest number of voters who have been offered to sell their vote in exchange of money. This is underlined by the regional study dubbed “Informal life of political parties in Western Balkans societies”, funded by the European Union.
In FYROM, this project was implemented by the Institute for Democracy in Skopje. According to this study, citizens of FYROM are among the last, with only 7,4% of people claiming that they have been offered money in exchange of their vote.
The study concludes that in each of the Western Balkan countries, the number of voters who have been offered money in exchange of votes represents a considerable portion of the total number of voters.
The study has also drawn a conclusion that political parties in Western Balkan countries exert negative forms of pressure in order to secure political support. /balkaneu.com/