"European Socialists" talked with the delegation of OSCE-ODIHR and the Venice Commission about the draft amendments to be made to the Electoral Code

"European Socialists"ODIHR and the delegation of the Venice Commission talked about the project of changes to be introduced in the election code

The delegation of the political group "European Socialists" spoke about the importance of switching to the electronic election system and eliminating the illegal use of administrative resources during the meeting with the delegation of the OSCE-ODIHR and the Venice Commission in the Parliament.

The members of the joint delegation of the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the Venice Commission were interested in the draft amendments to the Election Code, which the Parliament has already voted for in the first reading.

As the chairman of "European Socialists" Fridon Injia said at the meeting, the most important change is the implementation of the voting and counting process by electronic method.

Besides, according to the deputy, it is most important to eliminate the issue of using administrative resources, although doubling the fine in this direction will be ineffective.  

"I did not actively support the doubling of fines to eliminate the use of administrative resources in the pre-election period. Strict administrative action is required. A person who tries to commit an illegal act should no longer have the right to work in the public service and should serve his sentence in prison. And in case of doubling the fine, this fine will be paid by the customer and not by the executor", said Fridon Injia.

According to him, the procedure for electing the chairman of the Central Election Commission, which is currently being elected for a period of 6 months due to the lack of the required 90 votes, needs to be corrected.  

"This is abnormal - we elect the government with 76 votes, and the CEC chairman with 90 votes. This is the retreat of the ruling party and its inconsistent action", said Fridon Injia.  

As Davit Zilfimian, a member of the political group "European Socialists", said, electronic elections will solve all the problems related to elections, if it includes not only the electronic voting process, but also the electronic identification of the voter, the so-called. as a video-image. 

"I am less critical about the current changes and I am shifting the main focus to the 5% electoral threshold, which remains unchanged to this day. I am in favor of reducing the threshold to approximately 2.51 TP2T, which will give small parties a chance to leave, and entities that have crossed the threshold - an opportunity to form their own group or faction," said Davit Zilfimian.  

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