• Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Xhaferi: Electoral engineering in process, aims to alter Parliament composition

Xhaferi: Electoral engineering in process, aims to alter Parliament composition

Skopje, 16 May 2024 (MIA) - Caretaker Prime Minister Talat Xhaferi claimed Thursday there had been an agreement in the State Election Commission (SEC) to accept certain complaints regarding the election results that would lead to a revote, saying this is an attempt of electoral engineering and changing the Parliament numbers, thus cheating on the people's will.

PM Xhaferi told a press conference that the electoral process, which was assessed as credible and democratic, is now in the hands of the Administrative Court, while urging all institutions to proceed in line with the law and ignore partisan directives.

"As PM and the person responsible for the successful administering of the presidential and parliamentary elections, I have received a report from participants in the electoral process over attempts for election engineering through an out-of-institution agreement among parties for outvoting in the SEC in order to accept the symptomatic complaints," said Xhaferi.

According to him, these attempts constitute an election engineering and aim to alter numbers in the Parliament.

"The credibility of the elections and the democratic process, accepted and saluted by all parties and the international community, is now in the hands of the Administrative Court. I call on all institutions to proceed in line with the law, ignore partisan and political directives, and protect the credibility of the electoral process without casting a shadow on the citizens' will," said Xhaferi.

The SEC has accepted complaints in seven polling stations, which opened the path for a revote. The Administrative Court is set to decide on the appeals against these decisions by midnight on Friday.

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