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Parliament fails to pass lustration law
TIRANA, Dec 16 – Following many hours of debate, though most of it without the presence of the opposition, the parliament decided to postpone voting for the lustration law next week.

The lustration law sought to purge public posts from persons linked to the former communist secret police.

The Democratic Party dominates the 140-seat parliament and could pass the law with a simply majority, or half-plus-one of the existing numbers of parliamentarians.

However, they decided to postpone the vote until next Monday, as they seek a larger consensus.

The draft law stated that all persons linked to the former secret police, Sigurimi, from November 1944 when Albania was liberated from the Nazi occupiers until December 1990 when political pluralism was declared, cannot remain in public posts.
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