Ilir Meta and the Albanian game of chicken
- Now Ilir Meta has surfaced again in a key moment which is critical for the future of democracy, pluralism and stability of this country. In the culmination of the political conflict between the government and the opposition, when the country is going almost in ‘a party mood’ toward a full-fledged political gridlock which would be just at its start if the elections happened without the opposition, Meta has reappeared. He seems to be engaged in preventing a dangerous showdown between one side, that of the Prime Minister and the Socialist Party and the other side of the Democratic Party and the other opposition ally parties. The latter seek the resignation of the Prime Minister as well as the establishment of a caretaker government in order to secure free and fair elections.
From kingmaker to peacemaker? By Albert Rakipi On the 22nd of July last year, at 00.35 in the morning, the 140 members of the parliament in Albania together with a