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The President decrees the date for the 2023 local elections

The President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Bajram Begaj, set May 14th, 2023, as the date of the next local elections.

The President assesses the period until the elections as very important for the successful completion of this democratic challenge for the institutions, political parties and the entire Albanian society, as well as emphasizes, that it is time to demonstrate commitment and institutional cooperation, political maturity and civic responsibility.

President Begaj urges all parties to approach this date with humility and respect for citizens and political opponents.

The Head of State invites voters not to neglect the civic duty of good information on political alternatives and exercising the right to vote, unaffected by interests that undermine voting and free will.

Among other things, President Begaj underlines that the Electoral Reform Commission has the obligation to speed up the work and address in time, all the issues arising from the recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR report.

On this occasion, President Begaj appreciates the need to establish political normality in the local government and calls on the political parties, to go to these elections with serious and competitive political alternatives, which focus on the citizen and the best democratic standards.