Opposition announces new national anti-gov’t rally on May 11

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times April 22, 2019 16:58

Opposition announces new national anti-gov’t rally on May 11

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  • Meanwhile, concerning the weekly protests that have been taking place during every parliamentary session for almost two months now, the DP announced a different strategy by which it will take the protests to the streets, blocking Tirana’s main roads this coming Thursday.

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TIRANA, April 22 – Media sources reported on Monday the opposition’s upcoming national anti-government – the fourth protest on a national scale – rally will be held on May 11, in the evening, as per the Democratic Party’s leader Lulzim Basha proposal.

Meanwhile, concerning the weekly protests that have been taking place during every parliamentary session for almost two months now, the DP announced a different strategy by which it will take the protests to the streets, blocking Tirana’s main roads this coming Thursday.

Local media reported that the roadblocks will not take place during the parliamentary session, but in the evening.

On April 18, the highest ranks of the biggest opposition party formalized the decision to boycott the local elections of June 30, conditioning participation only in Edi Rama’s resignation and the organization of a free and democratic electoral process.

“The Democratic Party will enter the elections only when the conditions for free and fair elections are guaranteed,” Basha said from the DP headquarters that day.

The Presidency and the then National Council have also decided to keep the elections from taking place without the opposition, yet Basha did not give details of how such a scenario would be implemented.

“The DP is committed to disabling any other electoral crime such as the 2017 elections,” Basha said.

Meanwhile, the Local Elections Committee has postponed the deadline for party registration in local elections. The SMI and PD have not yet been registered and the deadline expires on Tuesday, April 23.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times April 22, 2019 16:58