An amendment has been entered to Article 15, which limits to the “duration of the electoral campaign” the mandate of candidates’ representatives to electoral bodies. Given the clear definition of electoral campaign in Article 1, and the duration of electoral councils and bureaus under Article 34, such a limitation could be interpreted as excluding candidates’ representatives from the vote counting process and all further activities that should take place after election day. Both institutions are not aware if this is the intended meaning of the amendment, but in any case such a meaning is unacceptable, since the presence of candidates’ representatives at the vote count is paramount to transparency and confidence in the process.
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