For several days the leaders of that opposition that claims that it is fighting for Albania to have fair elections, are making successive statements to prepare the public opinion, for the new scheme of manipulating the elections through the lists of candidates.
Thankfully the Electoral Code is very clear. He forbids openly, without dilemmas, without implications and without the need for interpretations, a political party to come out on the one hand with its list of candidates, and on the other hand to include its candidates in the list of coalitions.
What is happening is unimaginable for everyone’s logic, also for the fact that it is being declared openly, in every television panel, in every conversation and table, where the representatives of Luli Basha’s party and Monika Kryemadhi’s party sit.
Both parties are openly declaring that they will run in the elections with a joint list in some constituencies, and with their list in some other constituencies. And this at a time when the Electoral Code clearly prohibits this. Article 65 point 2 states:”A political party participating in a coalition, couldn’t participate in another coalition, nor could it nominate candidates or a multi-name list of candidates outside the coalition of which it belongs”.
The Electoral Code states that the SMI and the DP have only 2 options. They can gather together in a single list, or each come up with their own family list. The alternative:in some places we will gather together, and in some others I will run with my list, it is not provided by the Electoral Code.
What makes scandalous this case, is not so much the manipulative scheme put on the market for testing by Monika and Luli Basha. But the indifference of Prime Minister Rama, who behaves as if he has no mind what is happening. What is happening is the revival of Dushku’s manipulative scheme.
What is happening is the scheme of violating the will of the voters. With this scheme, Luli is preparing to forgive the votes of the Democrats on behalf of the SMI. SMI is preparing the ‘Dushku scheme’ of 2021. 20 years after the first. Meanwhile, Edi Rama is silent.
Because this is the “train” he needed. And not the “train” he cursed, and mocked only a year ago when he advertised the Electoral Code. He needed the “train” controlled by him. So he is using silence as pressure on the other two. The Central Election Commission has the obligation to approve the rules for coalition agreements and everything else. The CEC is the election parliament.
But the CEC is also silent. They are the same, the “troika” is the assembly of elections. We call on the OSCE-ODHIR mission to carefully monitor “The Dushku scheme 2021”. That manipulative scheme cannot wait to be certified after the election. The Dushku scheme must be stopped now!/ CNA.al