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REFORMS CIVIL submitted recommendations on electoral reforms to the Minister of Justice

CIVIL submitted the recommendations on the electoral reforms and amendments to the Electoral Code to the Minister of Justice, on Monday, February 12. The Minister of Justice, Bilen Saliji met with CIVIL’s representatives for a longer meeting, during which the President of CIVIL, Xhabir Deralla, presented the recommendations. This meeting comes as a continuation of the communication started in December last year, when the Minister of Justice announced changes in the election legislation before representatives of relevant state bodies, non-governmental organizations and the international community, as part of the 3-6-9 Plan.

Deralla presented to Minister Saliji the areas in which CIVIL proposes a series of measures, changes and reforms in the sphere of the election legislation, but also serious reforms in the domain of the election system and the electoral practice.

This meeting is preceded by a public presentation of the recommendations which, together with CIVIL’s reports and analyses, are part of the publication “Free Elections: Lessons Learned”. The promotion will be held on February 15 at Public Room (50 Divizija Street, 22), starting at 1.00 pm, where the Deputy Head of Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany, Marco Aquatacci will also speak.

Among else, during the meeting between the representatives of CIVIL and Minister Saliji, there were discussions about the State Election Commission, the election irregularities, but also stances and opinions about the possibilities and challenges for efficient implementation of the reforms in the election system.

Regardless of the warm welcome of Minister Saliji, and regardless of which solutions the Minister will offer, including CIVIL’s recommendations, for changes in the election system and the Electoral Code, it is up to the parliamentary parties to reach a consensus on the changes that are offered by CIVIL, the expert public and civil society.

Biljana Jordanovska

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