From: Exit News
European People’s Party Calls for Genuine Implementation of Albanian Electoral Reform

The European People’s Party group has asked the Albanian government for the “genuine implementation in the upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections of the reformed Electoral Law.”

In a Facebook post, MEP Michael Gahler welcomed the parties’ agreement on electoral reform. He also added that the fact that municipal governments are run by a single party is in stark contradiction to pluralist democratic principles.

Gahler further stressed that the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the controversial ‘anti-defamation law’ and the Constitutional Court must be followed. He also called for the beginning of a criminal investigation into vote-buying allegations.