The Central Election Commissions Chief Commissioner Ilirjan Celibashi has acknowledged the presence of dirty money in the financing of political parties.
“We should not have the illusion that the political party money relationship will be transparent. The CEC cannot verify where this money comes from and its origin,” he said on “In a Few Words” on Euronews last night.
He added that there is not full transparency and it’s important that rules are followed. Money should come from honest and legitimate businesses, he said, not the underworld.
When asked to clarify, Celibashi said that to date, the CEC has not sent a single political party to the prosecutor’s office for offences related to illegal financing.