Aurela Basha (Isufi), the Dutch wife of the attempted Prime Minister Lulzim Basha, has spoken in a public reaction on social networks, about all the victories of her husband, for whom she has never voted.
Aurela writes that Basha defeated the socialist Arben Ahmetaj in the 2005 elections. In fact, in those elections, won Sali Berisha and not Luli Basha, because it was the coalition, the spirit, the electoral program that brought the Democratic Party to power.
Basha was the main candidate for the Municipality of Tirana 2 years later, but he avoided the race. Aurela doesn’t mention this fact, but goes directly to 2009, forgetting the local election campaign in Elbasan.
In 2007, Luli Basha led the local election campaign in Elbasan and lost, although he wasnot running, but Luçiano Boci. Meanwhile, he lost the 2009 elections in Elbasan. The SP received 48 percent, the DP 45 percent of the vote and the SMI 5 percent of the vote.
We go further to the local elections of 2011, when Basha was a candidate for the municipality of Tirana. The whole state was committed to support him, each minister took over the leadership of a unit in the capital. The planes brought voters from all over Europe, many more were brought from Greece by bus.
Nevertheless, Aurela’s husband lost by 11 votes, even though Edi Rama was running for the 4th time in Tirana, and was for 6 years the chairman of the Socialist Party. And it was only the recount of votes by Arben Ristani, brought Basha victory with 86 votes.
The late Hysni Milloshi, who received 1394 communist votes, has a great merit in this “victory”. The coalition with the SMI was also crucial. So in 2011, in reality won Ilir Meta and Sali Berisha, while Basha was simply an actor in the next film, where the director and screenwriter had already calculated everything in details.
Then Aurela forgets some pairs of elections, and goes to the decriminalization process in 2016. But even this was not a battle of Luli Basha, but it was started by Mrs. Jozefina Topalli. We remember here her clash with Mark Frroku, and some of her strong speeches in parliament, when Luli Basha wasn’t in session at all.
Now let’s look at the battles that Aurela “forgets”. In 2013, Basha was the mayor and the leader of the DP campaign in Tirana. The result was catastrophic. The weakest and most shameful in the 22 years of the DP. On July 22, 2013, he was elected chairman of the Democratic Party by Sali Berisha, in a rigged race.
Then come the 2015 local elections, where the DP had a disastrous result. But everyone thought that after them would begin the re-establishment, and there was still hope in Luli Basha. We go to the 2017 elections.
The stories that start from the protests under the tent, to the famous agreement of May 17, where the DP lost the elections, while Aurela’s father and his partners won 16 million euros for a palace built inside the sea. The election was again an electoral catastrophe, a result even worse than in 1997.
Numerous excuses were used, which Luli Basha used to not resign. He didn’t think at all about the re-establishment of the DP, but about his chair. He was re-elected chairman of the Democratic Party in a completely ridiculous contest, where it was confirmed by video and voice that how ballot boxes were filled, even though the opponent was a façade.
Finally, we come to the burning of the mandates of the deputies on February 16, 2019. The biggest political scandal and his personal failure, which brought the boycott of the local elections. So let it Aurela and every honest democrat who accepts the truth, that Luli Basha has won only in 2005 and in 2011 with many maneuvers, in both cases supported by Sali Berisha and Ilir Meta.
Meanwhile, it has lost in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and there are 2 other big losses, the burning of mandates, and the boycott from the administrative reform. So there are at least 8 direct losses of Lulzim Basha, while there are many others such as New Ring protests, Nation Road etc. etc.
This is the truth, not only for Aurela, but for anyone who want to understand that Lulzim Basha declares losses as a victory. And not only himself, but now he has released his wife as well. Unfortunately, with this kind of political behavior and stale propaganda, April 25 will be Luli Basha’s ninth “victory”, just like 8 “victories” mentioned above./CNA.al