Kelliçi and Boçi hand over their mandates: What they said in the last speeches in the Assembly
The first two deputies, who have chosen to leave their mandates to compete in the local elections on May 14, left today with the last word held in the parliamentary session. They belong to both the Democratic Party and specifically to the group led by Sali Berisha.
Belind Këlliçi and Luciano Boçi submitted their mandates this evening as both are on the list of Berisha deputies for the May 14 elections, the first for the Municipality of Tirana, while deputy Boçi intends to win the post of Mayor of Elbasan.
"Today, after this session, I will hand over the mandate of the deputy, because I entered a big political project with full confidence. Starting tomorrow, I will be the candidate of all the citizens of Tirana. I am entering a race to run the City Hall of the city where I was born and raised, the city that I love very much and where tomorrow I want to raise my children. There is no doubt that Tirana feels the need for change, just like the whole of Albania," Kelliçi said.
"I am handing over my mandate today on the condition that I be closer to my people, the citizens of Elbasan. I have been given the privilege that one might call a sacrifice. Privilege to be in my Municipality of Elbasan. I see it as the golden opportunity to return all the splendor, merit and glory of the past," Boçi said.
Neither of the two deputies is represented in these elections with the logo of the Democratic Party, as the right belongs to the official group headed by Enkelejd Alibeajn. They intend to conduct their campaign within the coalition led by Ilir Meta, "Bashke Fitomje", but even in this case the CEC has not registered Berisha's DP as a member of the coalition.