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Gjiknuri meets with ODIHR delegation and asks the opposition to sit at the table: On territorial and electoral reform

Gjiknuri meets with ODIHR delegation and asks the opposition to sit at the

From the meeting with the ODIHR delegation, headed by Ambassador Urzsula Gecek, the Secretary General of the Socialist Party Damian Gjiknuri expressed his readiness to sit at the table with the opposition regarding the territorial and electoral reform, for the depoliticization of the electoral administration.

The Secretary General of the Socialist Party has posted photos from the meeting and the status where he says that the political dialogue within the institutions has numerous cases of success in carrying out important bipartisan reforms: 'In this spirit, the Socialist Party is ready to sit at the dialogue table with opposition to both electoral and territorial reform '.

Full post by Damian Gjiknur:

I had the pleasure of hosting an ODIHR delegation led by Ambassador Urszula Gacek, Head of the Observation Mission for the April 25 Parliamentary Elections. I thanked them for their contribution both in the process of drafting the electoral reform before the elections and in the subsequent monitoring of the electoral process.

Considering the return of the opposition to institutions as very important for the process of political dialogue, I expressed the readiness of the majority to sit at the table with the opposition as soon as possible in order to address all the recommendations left by the OSCE / ODIHR reports. including the need to depoliticize the election administration.

Political dialogue within institutions has numerous instances of success in carrying out important bipartisan reforms. In this spirit, the Socialist Party is ready to sit at the table of dialogue with the opposition on both electoral and territorial reform.

What does the DP and SP need for territorial reform?

Democrats are expected to demand an increase in the number of municipalities. The figure can be estimated at about 100 municipalities. The SP may accept any correction of administrative boundaries between municipalities under the current division of 61 municipalities, but is opposed to increasing their number, considering it a step backwards in the reform undertaken.

The head of the Socialist parliamentary group, Taulant Balla, has emphasized his personal position, not that of the party. He said: "I need fewer municipalities." Meanwhile, at the end of 2014, when discussions on the current reform were at their peak, the Socialist Party voted in favor in the special parliamentary committee with the options of 39 and 47 municipalities.

* Tiranapost.al