CIVIL, as a non-governmental organization, is fully acting according to its mandate, within the framework of the legal regulations in general and in the area of elections observation in particular, which also includes monitoring and commenting on the work of the State Elections Commission (SEC). We will continue doing this in the future, helping our country, Macedonia, to reach a situation in which free, fair and democratic elections can be conducted, as a paramount public interest of the Macedonian democracy.
The past years and the unpleasant experiences have shown that the work of SEC needs to be continuously, and in details, monitored by the civil society sector, which is specialized for this, in order to avoid situations in which the SEC is an extended hand of the ruling parties.
Moreover, concerning the electoral irregularities and violations of the electoral legislation, currently in Republic of Macedonia there are highly justified investigative processes being led for serious criminal acts in the area of organized crime, which refer to several past electoral processes.
Therefore, we have no intention of refraining from our comments and warnings regarding the faults in the work of the current composition of the SEC as well.
CIVIL exists so as to protect the democratic interests of the citizens of Republic of Macedonia, and not for the members of SEC to like or dislike it.