Sunday, March 6, 2016
Albania Opposition "de facto" Boycotts the Parliament, calls for anticipated elections
Sali Berisha the historic leader of Albanian opposition, declared that "the boycott from the Parliament means new anticipated elections.
Albania's parliament is again in deadlock, this is the decision of the Opposition coalition, after the judicial reforms approved last session.
During an interview of Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha to the Klan TV "Free Zone" he called the Albanian Government to be prepare for the mostly revolts of the opposition, after the boycott by the Parliament.
Opposition MPs tried to stop the parliamentary session on Thursday by throwing eggs towards Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Edi Rama.
The head of the Democratic Party Lulezim Basha, hold a press conference declaring "Officialy Decision for Boycott of the parliament..
Protests started when Armando Prenga, a government MP, was returned to parliament despite his involvement in a brawl in September 2015 with a 66-year-old fisherman in which he used a handgun.
Arben Prenga was later expelled from Rama's Socialist Party but voted in line with other Socialist MPs during a parliamentary commission on Tuesday after the Supreme Court released him on bail.
His return to parliament angered the centre-right opposition MPs who demanded the prompt amendment of a newly approved law that bans people with convictions from public office.
They want the law to demand "the immediate removal of every individual from politics who was involved in injuring or threatening of another individual".
"Otherwise, this parlament is not going to function any longer. It will close right here, right now," Paloka said.