Tirana, 23 June 2013, 7.00 - The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections will observe the Parliamentary Elections of June 2013.
Tirana, June 23, 2013- The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, an Ad hoc gathering of the Albanian Helsinki Committee, Gender Alliance for Development Center, Albanian Disability Rights Foundation, will observe on the election day with 600 domestic observers in 9 regions in the country.
The CFFE will observe in Tirana Qark through 350 observers who are placed in a number of polling stations that are selected through a random and representative sample. The coordination will be done through the Communication Center that is established in the office of the Gender Alliance for Development Center, where 25 persons will elaborate the data coming from the observers. During the Election Day, the Coalition and the partner organizations will communicate regularly with the public about the observation results, especially regarding opening of the polling stations, closing procedures and the potential incidents.
Tirana, June 13th 2013- The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (CFFE), a union of civil society organizations, presented their plans for observing the 2013 Parliamentary Elections. The Coalition, established in November 2012 by the Albanian Helsinki Committee, the Gender Alliance Center for Development, and the Albanian Disability Rights Foundation will engage over 600 volunteer observers to observe the voting and counting process. The Coalition will observe all three phases of the electoral process: the campaign, the Election Day and the ballot counting process.
"The CFFE is an independent, non-partisan Coalition established to promote citizen participation in and observation of the electoral process. The Coalition places special emphasis on electoral issues that impact people with disabilities and women. The Coalition will impartially observe the 2013 elections, assess whether the elections meet international standards, and offer recommendations to improve future electoral processes," said Mrs. Mirela Arqimandriti, GACD Executive Director.