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Reflections following the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Electoral Reform

Tiranë, 15.03.2016. The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections and for Sustainable Democracy (CFFE) continues to actively monitor the latest developments on the initiation of the electoral reform in Albania.

Although it was not invited in the audience, CFFE welcomed the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Electoral Reform and the start of its work for a comprehensive reform. The principle of comprehensiveness has been continuously highlighted from domestic civil society actors and international partners, who expect commitment from members of the Committee and political parties alike to respect this principle throughout the process of electoral reform.

CFFE calls for the Ad Hoc Committee on Electoral Reform to engage as early as possible in consultation processes with civil society and other interested stakeholders and to take into consideration their recommendations for the necessary changes of the Electoral Code. The short period of three months available for the completion of the work of the Committee and the drafting of the electoral reform calls for the organization of these sessions in due time.

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