According to the EC, the current differences of opinions of various parties could make it difficult for an election to take place and could also result in chaotic situations after the election. The EC was calling on the administration and the PDRC to find compromises and come up with an appropriate election date, in order to prevent any rejections of the election results.
The EC indicated the scheduled date of February 2, 2014 should not be used to limit the available solutions to the current turmoil. It asserted there are legal openings that allow for the date to be rescheduled, if the government deemed that the date was inappropriate.
However, the EC indicated it was ready to hold a general election on February 2 if the government decides to stick with the date.