Moore visits Tirana on CEC stalemate 24/05/2013 20:55
The Central Election Commission stalemate, which started with the firing
of Ilirian Muho by the Albanian Parliament, and which was followed by
the resignation of the three other members, has brought to Tirana the US
State Department Director for Central and Southern Europe, Jonathan
Moore’s visit was announced by voice of America this Friday. Besides other important matters for the United States, Moore’s visit will focus on the Central Election Commission.
Moore visited Tirana last month, and declared that there are legal arguments that put into question the Parliamentary voting for the replacement of a Central Election Commission member. The United States want to see the Central Election Commission work”.
For several times, through Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, the United States have reiterated their concern about the the Central Election Commission situation and its consequences on the electoral process.
The opposition has asked a reformation of the Central Election Commission, while the majority rejected it, accusing the opposition of wanting to stain the electoral process by leaving the Central Election Commission posts vacant.
The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, declared that he is ready to summon the Parliament and vote the opposition’s candidates for the Central Election Commission.