Democratic Party Seeks Resignation of Speaker of Parliament Ruçi

Democratic Party Seeks Resignation of Speaker of Parliament Ruçi

The Democratic Party has today sought the resignation of Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruçi, after violating the Constitution on December 18 by electing a Temporary Prosecutor General. In a press declaration, PD parliamentary group leader Edmond Spaho stressed that in the last session of Parliament in 2017, Prime Minister Edi Rama, with the approval of Ruçi, has […]

PD Opposes KED Election as Unconstitutional

PD Opposes KED Election as Unconstitutional

The Democratic Party has accused Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruçi of violating the Constitution in relation to planning election of the members of the Council of Judicial Nominations (KED). The Conference of Parliamentary Group Leaders, presided over by Ruçi, has included on the agenda of December 7 the election by lot of the 9 members […]

Behold the Glorious Authors of the Judicial Reform!

Behold the Glorious Authors of the Judicial Reform!

We should start by stating a simple fact. The duty of the Council of Mandates, yesterday, was to decide whether Saimir Tahiri would face the law on equal grounds with any other common citizen. The substance of General Prosecutor’s request was for them to allow prosecutors to undertake the same investigative actions and procedures for […]

Opposition Leader Basha Removed from Parliament

Opposition Leader Basha Removed from Parliament

Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruçi has today removed opposition leader Lulzim Basha from the parliamentary session because of inappropriate behavior and obstructing the Parliament’s work. PD deputies and Basha had blocked the parliamentary pulpit after the majority voted to postpone the discussion on an issue proposed by the opposition: the composition of the Electoral Reform […]

Communist Roadshow Returns to Parliament

Communist Roadshow Returns to Parliament

That Albanian politics is undergoing a full-blown regression to the politics of the past is something I have claimed ever since Edi Rama’s electoral victory. This started with his initiative for “co-governance with the common people,” which led to massive lay-offs in the upper bureaucratic regions of healthcare and administration in the country, lay-offs that […]

US Ambassador Lu Continues Boycott of Speaker Ruçi

US Ambassador Lu Continues Boycott of Speaker Ruçi

US Ambassador Donald Lu has continued has “boycott” of Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruçi. After the absence of Ambassador Lu on Saturday, when the new Parliament was installed, today he removed his translation device at the moment Speaker Ruçi took the floor, after the speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama. Video transmitted by News 24 […]

Why the US Embassy Boycotted Rama on Saturday

Why the US Embassy Boycotted Rama on Saturday

For the first time since the fall of communism, the US Embassy did not participate in the first session of the new legislature, when Parliament is constituted and a new government receives its mandate. The reason for the absence of US Ambassador Donald Lu appears to have been the election of former communist minister Gramoz […]

The New Old Government

The New Old Government

Prime Minister Rama announced yesterday during the General Assembly of the Socialist Party the names of his new cabinet, or, more precisely, his personal team, comprising ministers recycled from his previous government, members of the former communist nomenclatura, and former directors from the Municipality of Tirana. The recycled Except the fact that there are less […]