The Democratic Party (PD) responded today to the statements made by acting foreign minister Gent Cakaj who said the conclusive report of OSCE/ODIHR on the June 30 elections was more critical to the opposition than the government.
PD Secretary General Gazment Bardhi said it was not to be held responsible for the Central Electoral Commission (KQZ) breaking the law, for the judges of the Electoral College being under pressure from the government and for the administration employees being blackmailed.
“For the first time ever in the history of elections monitoring by OSCE/ODIHR was not specified that the elections were democratic. For the first time ever it is specified that acts and conducts of government and other institutions, including the courts of law and prosecution offices, have been totally in violation of the law. One cannot hold the opposition accountable for that”, Bardhi said, adding that the report “scanned the whole private state Edi Rama has established”.
“The opposition demands only punishment for the criminals, as testified by the investigative dossiers 184 and 339. Rama not only has not distanced himself from the elections thieves, but he has taken under his protection the chief thief of Dibra, making him chairman of the commission for the electoral reform. The report could not have been more critical for the opposition, because the report was not meant to be for the monitoring of the opposition. It needs no interpretations, because it is clear and shows clearly the responsibility of the government to guarantee free and fair elections”.