President's saga, negotiations between the two largest parliamentary groups fail
The Democratic Party has canceled today the meeting of the Parliamentary Group where the developments for the election of the president would be discussed. It was the Secretary of the parliamentary group, Arbi Agalliu, who through a message addressed the cancellation of the meeting convened by the group leader Enkelejd Alibeaj on the grounds that it was the Socialist Party that broke the first pact.
“Hello! "After the change of the position of the Socialist Party regarding the process of electing the President, today's meeting of the group will not take place," reads the message sent to the deputies.
Immediately after the publication of the news, the chairman of the Group, Enkelejd Alibeaj, in a statement from the Presidency of the Assembly accused the Socialist Party of breaking the consensus reached between the parties for the President, referring to a statement by Taulant Ballës who said that PD should propose the candidate with her signatures.
"Today there was a withdrawal from the Socialist Party. We would identify 4 candidacies, the SP would choose 2 and then a consensual candidacy would be chosen. The final act would be that 'a commission consisting of 6 members review the 2 selected candidates and agree on the joint selection and proposal of one of them and the candidacy is then subject to voting after the plenary session. So the joint proposal. This would be like a strong energetic sign that there would be no games or avoidance. "But the SP has already said that the candidacy should have only the signatures of the SP," said Alibeaj.
The head of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, Taulant Balla, also reacted immediately, inviting the Democratic Party to stay in the agreement, stating that we are still in time to continue the negotiations for the election of the consensual president.
"We will stick to the agreement and the opposition has the opportunity to bring the names and not to harm the rounds. Let it come with even more names, but we have to be heard and if you condition. "We have the opportunity to propose three candidacies and we are not proposing, but we are waiting for the fourth round. So we are in a serious effort not to give Albanians a non-SP president, so the spirit of the Constitution imposes the need for consensus", said Balla.
The members of Rithemelim seem to be more enthusiastic about the failure of the negotiations, who through the deputy Tritan Shehu have ironized: "How shameful it ends when you become a" toy "in Rama's hands!" "After using it, throwing it away, even to humiliate you, which in fact these" toys "fully deserve."