The party leaders who have all signed the Przhino Agreement, in a joint written statement welcomed today’s agreement on the full composition of the SEC and called on Parliament to appoint Redzep Prekopuca, Atanas Urumov and Aleksander Chicakovski as independent experts in the SEC.

“We invite Parliament to finalize the necessary procedures as quickly as possible in order for the Commission to start its work and to undertake their duties to prepare credible elections and to contribute to creating equal conditions in the period running up to the elections. We call on all state institutions to fully support the Commission in this difficult task. We urge the Commission to adopt the necessary decisions on issues such as staff, including professional and highly qualified General Secretary to oversee methods for the verification of voter lists and establish procedures to check for determine election complaints, based on legal principles, without political influence”, said the statement.

Political leaders also called on citizens to report any irregularities to the SEC and other official departments with relevant authorities such as the Ombudsman.

The Leadership meeting lasted a several hours, but ended without an agreement on reforms in the media, however we now have learnt that they will be discussed in the coming days.