Civil disobedience extends to 12 districts throughout the country

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 3, 2019 08:14

Civil disobedience extends to 12 districts throughout the country

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  • Five of Basha’s allies have asked the President to call the parties’ roundtable, but such desire for dialogue cannot be found in neither side of the political spectrum, especially from heads Basha and Rama.

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TIRANA, May 2 – Upon announcing it will be escalating its action against the Socialist government, the resigned opposition said on Wednesday it will expand the map of the roads it will block for Thursday’s protest, going from five national axes last week to 12 and from an one hour block, to blocking the traffic for two hours.  

Head of Democratic Party Lulzim Basha shared the details with his smaller political allies on Wednesday afternoon at the DP headquarters, while earlier on in the day he visited the office of Monika Kryemadhi, head of the Socialist Movement for Integration and Basha’s most powerful opposition ally.

“At 18:00 hours, action will begin at the 12 districts of the country to block key axes as an intensification, as an escalation of civil disobedience. At 11:00 pm, we will unfold with our opposition coalition the tasks of the transitional government in order to guarantee free and fair elections. Edi Rama’s resignation is a non-negotiable condition to pave the way for political dialogue that will lead to a transitional government,” Basha said.

Although supporting the escalation of their stand, Basha’s allies have also sought solutions through dialogue, something which Basha has categorically rejected.

Five of Basha’s allies have asked the President to call the parties’ roundtable, but such desire for dialogue cannot be found in neither side of the political spectrum, especially from heads Basha and Rama.

Recently, Rama said that it is not the majority’s duty to convince the opposition to enter the elections, while Basha has said time and time again he will not be negotiating with Rama, whom the opposition accuses of capturing the state through ballot buying and ties with organized crime.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 3, 2019 08:14