Secretary for Legal Affairs in the Democratic Party (PD) Çlirim Gjata requested the closure of the parliamentary inquiry commission for the dismissal of Albanian President Ilir Meta after the final opinion of Venice Commission was made public. The Commission said President Meta did not infringe the Constitution with his Presidential Decree of June 8 to postpone the June 30 local elections, which went ahead despite Meta’s decree. Speaking for Syri TV, Gjata said the inquiry commission now must cease to exist and the matter belongs to the Constitutional Court when it becomes active.
“The President annulled the date of the elections, not the elections. He should have decreed on the same day October 13 as the new date of the elections, but it was an emergency situation. The Venice Commission gives friendly advices, it does not take decisions. The Commission gave an opinion. If we shall obey the Venice Commission, the inquiry commission set up by the majority must cease to exist. The President won”, Gjata said.