Former Democratic Party deputy Jorida Tabaku denounced today the criminal pressure on the administration employees to take part in the Sunday’s election for the local government. The elections were called off by a Presidential Decree issued by Albanian President Ilir Meta who also set October 13 as the new date. However, Albanian Premier Edi Rama is decided to hold elections on June 30 as originally scheduled and is doing everything to fulfill his wish even without the participation of the opposition. Victory is certain for the Socialist Party without competition from the opposition, but Rama still wants everyone to vote for his party.
“Edi Rama, even when running alone in the elections, cannot stay without manipulating them, despite controlling everything in person – he control the Central Electoral Commission, the electors’ list, the zonal commissions, poll stations, votes counting and even the observers”, Tabaku said, adding that the Democratic Party strongly believes that the facts of criminal pressure on the administration employees will be reported by the monitoring mission of OSCE/ODIHR.