Basha Responds to Election Report

Basha Responds to Election Report

In a press statement opposition leader Lulzim Basha has responded to the report released yesterday by the technical ministers in the Rama Government before they resigned. According to Basha, the report shows that in these elections every possible method and means have been used to influence the vote: the vote was bought with money and […]

Rama Refuses Resignation Technical Ministers

Rama Refuses Resignation Technical Ministers

Prime Minister Edi Rama has refused to approve the resignation of the technical ministers in his cabinet. He will therefore not forward their resignations to President Ilir Meta, and no new ministers will be appointed. Until the installation of the new government next month, the offices of the 6 ministers proposed by the PD will […]

Electoral Report: Vote Buying, Corrupt Tenders, Criminal Groups

Electoral Report: Vote Buying, Corrupt Tenders, Criminal Groups

News outlet Balkanweb has published parts of the electoral report prepared by the technical ministers proposed by the opposition that have been part of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s cabinet since the McAllister+ agreement. According to this agreement, one of the functions of the ministeres wold be to draft the governmental report on the parliamentary elections […]

Technical Ministers Resign

Technical Ministers Resign

According to OraNews, the technical ministers installed by the opposition in the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama as a result of the McAllister+ agreement have handed in their resignation. Their departure from Prime Minister Rama’s government is expected to be accompanied by their report on the June 25 elections. The following six ministers will […]

Until When Will the Technical Ministers Stay in Function?

Until When Will the Technical Ministers Stay in Function?

The technical ministers and the deputy prime minister, nominated several weeks ago as part of the McAllister+ agreement between Prime Minister Edi Rama and Lulzim Basha, will remain in function until the OSCE-ODIHR has published its final report on the parliamentary elections. According to media outlet Panorama, PD sources have declared that the ministers will […]

Rama Calls upon Police to Gather Votes

Rama Calls upon Police to Gather Votes

During a campaign meeting in Kuçova on Friday, Prime Minister Edi Rama called upon the State Police to gather votes for the Socialist Party: I call upon all the employees of the State Police, at the moment they take their uniform off, after work, to dedicate themselves to take as many votes as possible for […]

The Role of the Ombudsman in Our Democracy

The Role of the Ombudsman in Our Democracy

The attention of the public opinion in Albania has once again turned to the Ombudsman. In the course of recent political upheavals in Albania the People’s Advocate became part of a political agreement between the Opposition and Government in the McAllister+ deal. To many eminent jurists this was disturbing news, as the deal made a […]

Gov’t Blocks Monitoring of Campaign Expenses

Gov’t Blocks Monitoring of Campaign Expenses

The process to monitor election campaign spending of political parties has remained blocked because the government has so far failed to approve the necessary funding for the Central Election Commission (KQZ). Based on the McAllister+ agreement from June 18, later approved by Parliament, the KQZ is charged with closely follow all party expenses during the […]

PS Violates Neutrality of the Police with Campaign Ad

PS Violates Neutrality of the Police with Campaign Ad

The Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama has released a campaign ad which clearly uses a police vehicle, in spite of a decision by the Council of Ministers explicitly prohibiting the usage of public resources, including police equipment, for political campaigning. The video clip features Prime Minister Rama driving a police car and stopping a […]

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