By Elvi Fundo
In recent weeks, the media have chosen to conduct their own polls, to increase their audience, but also to influence public opinion, according to their political interests. There are at least 4 polls, that are true or manipulated in numbers, depends on how you look them. And they have one thing in common:the right is in its worst time.
After the publication of the polls, the political parties try to make their interpretations, firstly on the popular dissatisfaction, secondly which political force leads, and thirdly who we will have as Prime Minister. Popular dissatisfaction is great, and all companies, even those closest to the current government, speak for a rate over 60 percent. Expected figures after the pandemic, the earthquake, but also the lack of real reforms that bring economic development and prosperity. The leading political force in Albania always emerges the Socialist Party, with lower percentages in pro-opposition media polls, and higher percentages in the Renaissance propaganda machine.
The biggest problem that these polls highlight, but also the political reality on the ground, is the popular position of the right. And if Lulzim Basha announces the victory, and that he will be tomorrow the next Prime Minister, which is in fact his personal problem, the facts show that the right is unfortunately at its worst moment in these 30 years of political pluralism. Basha declares victory but using left-wing parties, communists, the case of the Agrarian-Environmentalist Party and the Socialist Movement for Integration, or parties without identities, with simply thieves.
Not to mention the fact that the Democratic Party hasn’t yet given any clear sign that it has the foundations of a conservative right. On the contrary, she is moving more and more towards the center, joining the extremists of the left for one goal:for Luli Basha to be placed at the head of the government.
This is precisely the main problem why today the right is assessed as too shrinking electorally, without weight, remaining in a historical minority, and everything “cooked” with the left-wing courtesans. Lulzim Basha has lost every compass of a real right, to rely on the owners, the business, the former owners, or the former political persecuted during the dictatorship.
Some main foundations that have been dismantled, and have been replaced by the interests of the moment, clientelism and servility in management. Without delving into the other two principles of the right, the family and God. Both seem shamefully misused to the point of disgust, the family for enrichment, and God for propaganda. These have caused the right to lose its way, to abandon to the streets the people who have supported it, and moreover to feel betrayed.
Not to mention the political divide of what can be called the right led by Luli Basha. The real and biggest problem in the Democratic Party should be the existence and construction of the right as an alternative, and not only, and not how to make Luli Basha prime minister, or the vassals who come after him for a public post.
It needs the ideas, values, principles and solutions, and not the propaganda and bargaining that have dismantled the right in Albania. What today is and should be a concern for the DP and the Democrats, is the lack of a real right, some principles of which he has stolen and abused by Edi Rama.
And Luli Basha, instead of building a political profile on strong foundations and clear principles, steals what Rama leaves from the left. The political spectrum, seems to be a real chaos, where the right has lost its way, there is no support and public clarity, and unfortunately it is in an identity crisis with no clear direction of where it is going./CNA.al