Ruci: No to Politics in Ad-Hoc Committee on Electoral Reform
Albanian Daily News
Published November 10, 2017
Special Committee for Electoral Reform held the first meeting on Friday in the parliament's directorate premises. The Albanian parliament MPs joined votes enabling the consensual adoption of this committee's constitution.
In a brief speech Speaker Gramoz Ruçi underlined this committee's importance while stressing that it is crucial for its activity to focused more on work than politics.
"The improvement of legal electoral framework is among this committee's work priorities. The elections and the electoral reform demand political willingness, while the fact that this committee was consensually constituted is a positive first step," said Ruçi.
Meantime the committee's co-chair, Democrat MP Oerd Bylykbashi stressed the necessity of electronic voting and counting as an instrument to prevent vote's buying in the next elections.
"OSCE-ODIHR report on June 25th elections clearly indicate the existence of illicit practice. Thus, we must enable the electronic voting and counting putting an end once and forever to the electoral process manipulation," said Bylykbashi.