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Press Release - First Interim report on Local Election of June 21, 2015

Pre-electoral Campaign Conducted in Generally Peaceful and Orderly Manner

[Tiranë, June 10, 2015]. Today, the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections and Sustainable Democracy (CFFESD) presented the Interim Report on the June 21 2015 Elections for Local Government Units. The report contains the findings based on the two - week analysis of the data collected by the CFFESD ninety (90) long-term observers (LTO) stationed at the ninety (90) Electoral Administration Zonal Commissions (CEAZs) throughout Albania. Our impartial and trained observers conducted observation based on a detailed questionnaire and provided important information on the two - week period starting with the official launch of the electoral campaign on 22 May 2015 and concluding with 6 June 2015. Our LTOs continue working on the ground and will be observing campaign developments until the Election Day.

Training of Trainers training for STO

During June 2 and 3, 2015 was organized in Tirana the training of trainers where 27 individuals (11 male and 16 female). They are long term collaborators, members of partner organizations and representatives of CFFESD This trainer's team will be responsible for the conducting 50 training sessions for 1100 short term observers all over Albania.
The training sessions conducted based on the specific manual prepared for this activity. The trainers trained to teach STOs how they should observe during the Election Day (E-Day). The observation during E-day will be based in a questionnaire with different questions about the election process during the E-day. In addition a critical incident form and a complain form will be given to the observers for cases of incidents. CFFESD will build a statistical program to elaborate the reporting from the STOs on the E-day. The entire process was to explain to the trainers in order they are ready to explain the processes to the STOs they will train.