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Daka: The election law has not been changed since 2008, electoral reform is necessary

Holding early elections has become normal for some time now in Kosovo. The organization of the entire electoral process is the responsibility of the Central Election Commission.

In order to facilitate this process of avoiding irregularities, several attempts have been made to reform the electoral system.

Failure to reform the electoral process, according to experts, will again lead to unclear situations.

The chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Valdete Daka in an interview for Ekonomia Online said that it is obvious that the country definitely needs electoral reform.

Daka says that they have the most problems regarding voting outside Kosovo and the list of voters.

“This issue has already been discussed many times and it is very evident that we definitely need an electoral reform, especially for the issues that have brought us the most problems, as voting outside Kosovo we already know about the problems that have arisen during the last elections. then the issue of voter lists and we are now seeing that Albania has completed an electoral reform and has approved some changes it is biometric identification, which would have greatly facilitated the process, but also would have increased the accuracy of voter lists and in fact had to prevent possible manipulations “.

Daka even said that their request is to make a real reform and not just try to cosmetically change the law, which according to her has not been changed since 2008.

“We have constantly asked for our request to be approved to make a genuine electoral reform, not just to try to cosmetically change the law because it is already needed and it is seen that there is a need for a deeper reform, especially considering that this year “It is the year 2021, while the election law was approved in 2008 and a long time has passed and it is probably one of the rare laws that has not changed.

International mechanisms such as the European Commission, in their annual reports on Kosovo have raised concerns about the stalemate in electoral reform.

Meanwhile, representatives of civil society have also had a constant demand for electoral reform in Kosovo.

While voting for the reforms in the Assembly, especially the constitutional ones, will need the support of minority communities, because double voting will be required, respectively for the reforms to receive 80 votes of MPs and two thirds of the votes of minorities.

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