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 […]

The Opposition’s Challenge 2017–2021

The Opposition’s Challenge 2017–2021

The June 25 elections produced a clear result. The Socialist Party won 74 mandates, which enabled them to have a quiet prospect of ruling alone for the upcoming four years. Somewhat more complicated however is the situation for the opposition, which is currently split into two factions, the Democratic Party (PD) and the Socialist Movement for Integration […]

Basha Rejects Creation of PD Fractions

Basha Rejects Creation of PD Fractions

Yesterday, after finishing the first meeting of the party leadership since the June 25 elections, Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha rejected the creation of fractions within the party, as demanded by Astrit Patozi. As long as I am in the PD there will be no fraction in the PD, but there will be space for […]

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

The standpoint of Sali Berisha toward the developments in the PD, especially after the dramatic election defeat, has been an important factor for many within and outside the party. His considerable authority over the PD, the widespread belief of the public opinion that he understands and knows full well how things work, has left many waiting for […]

What Were Berisha’s Messages?

What Were Berisha’s Messages?

Thursday, Sali Berisha spoke for the first time since the inner debate has stifled the largest opposition party at the end of May. A plethora of problems, from the Rama–Basha agreement, the debate over the deputy list of the PD, Basha’s campaign, the deep defeat and re-nomination and controversy, Berisha has tried to keep a […]

Basha Warns Party “Traitors”

Basha Warns Party “Traitors”

During a parliamentary group meeting yesterday, the PD decided to exclude anyone who “sells” their vote directly from the PD. Party leader Lulzim Basha called for the meeting after two PD deputies had voted in favor of the election of former communist minister Gramoz Ruçi as Speaker of Parliament. Also former Prime Minister Sali Berisha spoke […]

A Lot of Supposed Opposition, But Only Failure Ahead

A Lot of Supposed Opposition, But Only Failure Ahead

In the weak attempts at political discussions after the electoral trauma of the elections, there are several things, among the silence of many, coming to light that predict a great political disaster. A considerable part of supporters representing the Democratic Party (PD) are expressing their disappointment and distrust in the new “renovated” leadership of PD, while another […]

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