A day after the publication of the final OSCE-ODIHR report, the head of the Central Election Commission, Ilirjan Celibashi, said that the April 25 election process was one of the best organized in our country, with an almost Western standard.
Celibashi added that the body he heads showed "Spartan" impartiality and equal access to all parties.
"We can say with certainty that as far as the CEC is concerned in relation to these elections, I think that we have done a very good job translated into an equal approach towards all parties in the race. We have witnessed a Spartan impartiality in the process of electoral regulation and administration. We are there, we will be there as an administrator of the electoral process and as an impartial arbitrator. There are some advantages to the new way of organizing the CEC.
It is acknowledged by all factors, not only domestic politics, but also by the international community that the election administration process has been very good. The CEC is perceived as a credible institution. As long as this institution has done its job properly, I think the elections were elections that can not be assessed as bad elections. But I can not say that they were the best elections. It is evident that the administration process was of an almost Western standard. The negative phenomena observed in the elections, such as vote-buying will unfortunately continue to exist," said Celibashi.