LSI Picks Up Prenga’s Seat in Parliament

LSI Picks Up Prenga’s Seat in Parliament

In a press release, the Central Election Commission (KQZ) has today officially announced that the parliamentary seat of former Socialist Party deputy Armando Prenga will pass on to a deputy of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI), Petrit Gjoni. On February 27, Prenga gave up his mandate “for personal reasons” after the the KQZ had refused […]

KQZ Refuses to Dismiss Mayors Peçi and Zotkaj

KQZ Refuses to Dismiss Mayors Peçi and Zotkaj

Yesterday the Central Election Commission (KQZ) decided not to strip Mayor of Tepelena Tërmet Peçi and Mayor of Poliçan Adriatik Zotkaj of their mandates, despite the fact that the General Prosecution has in both cases started a criminal investigation for falsification of documents. The two mayors, both from the Socialist Party, are accused of having […]

Prosecution Demands Dismissal of Tepelena and Poliçan Mayors

Prosecution Demands Dismissal of Tepelena and Poliçan Mayors

Following up on its previous announcements, the General Prosecution as today demanded the dismissal of Mayor of Tepelena Tërmet Peçi and the Mayor of Poliçan Adriatik Zotkaj. Both mayors from the Socialist Party (PS) are accused of hiding previous convictions from the decriminalization self-declaration form. General Prosecutor Llalla announced that the Prosecution will start a criminal […]

Constitutional Court Dismisses Rroshi’s Claim

Constitutional Court Dismisses Rroshi’s Claim

The Constitutional Court has dismissed former Mayor of Kavaja Elvis Rroshi’s claim that the decision to relieve him of his mandate as mayor as a result of lying on his decriminalization self-declaration form was unconstitutional. Even though Rroshi had been without mandate since December 29, 2016, he has appeared in public with members of the […]

US Embassy: Criminals Have No Place in Parliament

US Embassy: Criminals Have No Place in Parliament

The US Embassy in Albania has welcomed the removal of former Deputy Armando Prenga from Parliament. In a press release, the US Embassy declares: Those with criminal records have no place in the parliament, courts, government, or municipalities of a NATO member country that aspires to join the EU.  We encourage the Albanian people and […]

Punchy Prenga, A History of Violence

Punchy Prenga, A History of Violence

Until he handed in his mandate yesterday, Armando Prenga had been elected twice as Deputy for the County of Lezha, representing Edi Rama’s Socialist Party (PS). Even though during his eight years in Parliament he has not even once held a speech, he has been well known to the public. His reputation didn’t relate to […]

Prenga Hands In Mandate

Prenga Hands In Mandate

Preventing a protracted battle between the General Prosecution and the Central Election Commission (KQZ), former PS Deputy Armando Prenga has today handed in his mandat. By means of a letter sent to Speaker of Parliament Ilir Meta, Prenga explained the reason for his withdrawal: For my tranquility of my family, I withdraw, today and forever, […]

Prosecution to KQZ: Withdraw Prenga’s Mandate!

Prosecution to KQZ: Withdraw Prenga’s Mandate!

Following up on the Central Election Commission (KQZ) 4–3 decision to ask for “additional information” from the General Prosecution to decide on the fate of former PS Deputy Armando Prenga, the General Prosecution sent the KQZ a letter in which it again argues that Prenga has violated the decriminalization law by omitting his past convictions […]

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