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Missed Opportunity

The OSCE has issued a press release and preliminary findings on yesterday's elections.


Ll.T. said…
Blah, blah, blah. Nothing new from the people who need to justify their salaries. Sorry Alwyn, nothing against the internationals but the OSCE is sometimes a hinderance just as much as it is helpful.
ourmanintirana said…
No need to apologise. I'm not here to defend them, though I do think that relatively speaking they do more good than harm and they do more good than a lot of the international organisations to be found in these parts.
Anonymous said…
Duuuude! where is mah address?
These are the words these guys need to sear in their forehead before they can talk about any 'credibility' of elections.

Trust me, Albanian elections are probably the best run. They didnt even check for my ID when I last voted in Canada.
Anonymous said…
Well, if our a..holes reform the electoral system and find a way of being fair to the people of Albania, it would not be a mess everytime we go to vote.
ourmanintirana said…
Tomorrow and probably Wednesday as well I'll be posting some stuff on the observation experience from Sunday with a few views of my own.
Anonymous said…
ye blame the OSCE. it's their fault we're too stupid to have a fair and free election once and for all. good bye EU and NATO.
Anonymous said…
All that noise during pre-election time, I think it hurt us.
Anonymous said…
I don't think UE and NATO simply depent on just the elections, even though they are part of a good democratic system. I think we'll get better. What's more important, I believe we should be in piece with ourselves first. And I believe we're getting better at this too.
Anonymous said…
I'm sorry, I meant peace.

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