CoE offers to support Albania to meet standards in local elections

A delegation of the Council of Europe (CoE) has offered support to the Albanian Central Election Commission (CEC) to help ensure required standards are met during the May 8th local elections. Led by Hana Richtermocova, the delegation was briefed on preparations by the CEC during a visit Tuesday (April 12th). Richtermocova said that the CoE is closely following the election campaign, which has been marred by violent incidents, including a teenager being stabbed before a campaign appearance Tuesday. During its visit, the delegation is meeting with representatives of political parties, local administration, civil society and the media.

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