How Are Seats in Parliament Allocated? – Exit Explains

How Are Seats in Parliament Allocated? – Exit Explains

Now that there will be no pre-electoral coalitions allowed in the upcoming parliamentary election on June 25, Albania will practically have voting system with different electoral zones and a voting threshold per electoral zone of 3%. There will be twelve electoral zones, coinciding with the different counties, whose populations will vote for a total of 140 mandates. The […]

The Next Steps in Judicial Reform – Exit Explains

The Next Steps in Judicial Reform – Exit Explains

Yesterday evening, Parliament approved the opposition members of the three parliamentary ad-hoc committees that will select the members of the three vetting institutions, the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK), the Appeals College (KA), and the Public Commissioners. The committee members from the majority had been approved a month ago. The first ad-hoc committee, consisting of 3 majority […]

PS–PD Negotiations – A Timeline

PS–PD Negotiations – A Timeline

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Brian Yee has become the most recent addition to an increasingly large group of international mediators flying into Tirana in order to negotiate a deal between the Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha. This concerted effort of the internationals to “save” the elections started in earnest when on […]

Greater Albania: Serbia Hands in Four Demands for EU Ambassadors

Greater Albania: Serbia Hands in Four Demands for EU Ambassadors

According to the European Western Balkans newspaper, Serbian Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic and Serbian Government’s Chief of Office for Kosovo-Metohija, Marko Duric, submitted to the ambassadors of EU member states a non-paper on the co-ordinated attempts of Albanian leaders on the legitimization of the project for a Greater Albania. The document contains four questions. According to them, Belgrade […]

Serenissima- A story of Corruption and Economical Crime

Serenissima- A story of Corruption and Economical Crime

The Italian company Serenissima, which was supposed to build the bypass of Fier and Vlora, was closed. The Albanian government seized two construction sites and requested the submission of the relevant documentation within the two-week time-limit, set out in the law. The Road Authority at the beginning of April announced to the company that if […]

The Empty Offers of Prime Minister Rama

The Empty Offers of Prime Minister Rama

Prime Minister Rama clarified today the technical details of his offer for the Democratic Party, aiming to end the opposition’s boycott and to secure their participation in the June’s election. Through a conversation with journalists, Mr. Rama said that PD Chair Lulzim Basha has two days to accept the offer containing the following; The PD can […]

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