Reforms to the CNE and the Registry: MOE recommends making reforms to the CNE and the Registry | Politics

The different coordinators from all over the country that make up the Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) met in recent days to assess the current political and electoral situationly so raise recommendations so that these processes improve for the following years.

The EOM’s recommendations focus primarily on the Congress of the republicone of the main requests is to make reforms to the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the National Registry.

“This with the objective of resolving the problems evidenced in the past legislative and presidential elections, and generate greater certainty and confidence in the results in each of the stages of the elections; as well as greater guarantees of transparency for organizations and political parties”, reported the MOE.

Another reform that the parties recommended was to reform the party system, particularly in the implementation of closed listswith alternation and that they be parity.

“The current party system does not promote internal democracy, it is not inclusive, and it facilitates the income of illegal and illicit resources to political campaigns“, he claimed Alejandra Barrios, director of the MOE.

The Mission also referred to the political participation of public officials, reiterating the importance of raising regulations in different categories, one for governors, another for ministers, mayors or other officials of public entities.

Facing political coalitions, the EOM affirmed: “The problems that have arisen due to the lack of regulation are increasingly seriouss, to the extent that uncertainties increase about how these should operate compared to functioning in benches, the political declaration (Government, opposition or independent), financing and political responsibility”.

Finally, among other issues that the EOM recommended to Congress to work on is violence against women in politicsabout the raizal seat, the sanctioning powers of the Attorney General’s Office and electoral institutional design.

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