What has happened in the last 48 hours after the elections in Kosovo, and the victory of Albin Kurti, are the great celebration of the democrats of Lulzim Basha. Maybe they have the right to celebrate, because for 8 years haven’t celebrated any victory.
Luli Basha has led them from loss to loss, and from betrayal to betrayal. But before celebrating, democrats need to understand where Luli Basha differs from Albin Kurti. First, the fundamental difference is ideology. Albin Kurti is a leftist, a neo-Marxist who claims to be minimally a social democrat.
On the other hand, Basha claims to represent a right-wing, pro-business and pro-capital party. Albin Kurti built his own party out of nothing. From a civic movement that got first 13, then 26, and finally 48 percent of the vote, and this because Vetevendosja made the right moves.
Whereas Luli Basha was forgiven the party by Sali Berisha, and every time he led DP to defeat. Albin Kurti doubles and triples the results, while Luli Basha reduces them by 2-3 times.
On the other hand, there is another very fundamental difference. Albin Kurti is considered an honest man, who has a modest fortune, just like an ordinary citizen. Meanwhile, Luli Basha is a billionaire who came from the Netherlands, with a dizzying fortune, and many allegations of corruption.
Albin Kurti is the anti-establishment man, who “fought” against the commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army, against the Democratic League of Kosovo of Ibrahim Rrugova, already Isa Mustafa’s small party.
Lulzim Basha didn’t fight against anyone. He has Edi Rama as a partner, Ilir Meta as an ally in the government until yesterday, then in the opposition, and today he is again on has side in the opposition. These are some essential differences between Albin Kurti and Lulzim Basha, not to mention many others, such as moral issues such as being a liar, and incompetent, which remain an irreparable problem for Luli Basha and others like these.
Basha interest are run by his brother-in-law and businesses of tens of millions of euros of the family, while for Kurti it doesn’t even know whether they exist or not.
Lulzim Basha sees himself as anti-establishment, but in fact has been in power for 16 years. Albin Kurti was left as Prime Minister for very few months last year. While Luli Basha has signed the sea agreement to forgive Greece out territorial waters, Albin Kurti has fought for every inch of the territory of Kosovo. They are simply incomparable. Maybe Luli Basha should be silent like Rama and Meta, who like Basha, lost in front of Albin Kurti in Kosovo./CNA.al